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Kiri Lightfoot

Kiri_Lightfoot.jpgKiri Lightfoot was born in 1980 in the UK and now lives in a tree house in Auckland, New Zealand – well, a house surrounded by trees anyway. Kiri has had a love of books since her father used to read a story in a different accent every night before bed. From Scottish to Indian, Irish, American, and Australian – she never knew what to expect.
 
As a student, Kiri used to love part-time babysitting work, not for the money but so she could sit and read all the kids' books on the shelf. Every Second Friday is Kiri’s first book and one she is very proud of. It is based on her own childhood, having time with her dad after her parents separated.

Selected bibliography:
  • Every Second Friday illustrated by Ben Galbraith (Hodder Children's Books 2008).
Awards:
  • New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Picture Book Shortlist 2009 for Every Second Friday.

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