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Elizabeth Pulford

Elizabeth Pulford 2016-405Elizabeth Pulford was born in Canada in 1943, raised and educated in Dunedin. Long ago before she became a writer, Elizabeth was a traveller, a typist, a cleaner, an ice-cream girl in a cinema, and a hot-dog person.
Elizabeth has published stories, poems, and articles for adults and children. Three of her children’s books, The Memory Tree, Call of the Cruins and Tussock reached the finals of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards.
Elizabeth currently lives in a small village on the Taieri in Otago with her husband and five fat goldfish. She has two adult children and two grandchildren.
(Photographer: Liz Cadogan)
Selected bibliography:
  • My Sister Is Magic illustrated by Linda McClelland (Ashton Scholastic 1994).
  • The Three-Legged Race (Reed 1995).
  • Memory Tree illustrated by Brent Putze (Scholastic 1996).
  • Midnight Feast illustrated by Fifi Colston (Scholastic 1996).
  • A Piece of Paper (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Nightmare (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Fuzz & the Glass Eye (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Cottle Street (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • King Kong & the Flower Fairy (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Trailblazers (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Artisa and the Wagon (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Pete Paints a Picture (Shortland Publications 1997).
  • Jellylegs in The Great Pavlova Cover Up: New Zealand Stories for Children edited by Jo Noble, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic 2000).
  • Call of the Cruins (Scholastic 2000).
  • The Christmas-hiccup-play illustrated by Liam Gerrard [Kiwi Bites] (Puffin 2003).
  • Daisy Doll illustrated by Denise Durkin (Scholastic 2004).
  • The Train (Wright McGraw-Hill 2004).
  • Penny's Plane (Wright McGraw-Hill 2004).
  • Can't Catch Me (Scholastic 2005).
  • The Sunflower Tree (Gilt Edge Publishing 2005).
  • Shut the Gate in The Great Pavlova Cover Up: New Zealand Stories for Children edited by Jo Noble, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic 2006).
  • Gum (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • Disaster (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • No Frills on Me (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • Mr Potty's Plums (Gilt Edge Publishing 2006).
  • Mrs Begg's Beautiful Egg (Gilt Edge Publishing 2006).
  • I'm Going To The Moon (Gilt Edge Publishing 2006).
  • Castlecliff and the Fossil Princess (Walker Books Australia 2007).
  • Sea Dreamer (Random House 2007).
  • Famous illustrated by Elliot Stewart [Kiwi Bites] (Penguin 2007).
  • Stamp Boy (Gilt Edge Publishing 2007).
  • Dr Neal's Wheels (Gilt Edge Publishing 2007).
  • Mr Potty's New Hedge (Gilt Edge Publishing 2007).
  • Tich (Wendy Pye Publishing 2008).
  • Waterworks (Wendy Pye Publishing 2008).
  • Blackthorn (Walker Books 2008).
  • On a Rabbit Hunt in The Great Pavlova Cover Up: New Zealand Stories for Children edited by Jo Noble, illustrated by Jenny Cooper (Scholastic NZ 2009).
  • Blackthorn's Betrayal (Walker Books Australia 2009).
  • Tussock (Walker Books Australia 2010).
  • The Quest of the Rotten Egg (Scholastic NZ 2011).
  • The Littlest Angel Lily Gets Her Wings (Scholastic NZ 2011).
  • The Littlest Angel Lily Has a Secret (Scholastic NZ 2011).
  • Going Camping (Learning Media 2011).
  • The Littlest Angel Lily Goes Skitter Skatter (Scholastic NZ 2011).
  • The Littlest Angel Lily Lands in Bubble Trouble (Scholastic NZ 2011).
  • Bobby Brown and the Cat (2011).
  • Broken (Walker Books Australia 2012).
  • Mr Macpherson & his Magical Shop (Scholastic 2012)
  • Far, far from Home (Scholastic 2012)
  • Monkey Moon (Walker Books Australia & Candlewick 2015)
  • Sanspell - The Bloodtree Chronicles Book one (Scholastic 2015)
  • Bragonsthyme - The Bloodtree Chronicles Book two (Scholastic 2015)
  • Rasmas (Scholastic 2016)
  • Thatchthorpe - The Bloodtree Chronicles Book three (Scholastic 2016)
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2001 Junior Fiction List for Call of the Cruins.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2001 Junior Fiction List for Jellylegs.
  • Storylines Notable Book Awards 2011 Young Adult Fiction List for Tussock.
  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2011 Junior Fiction Finalist for Tussock
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2016 (Picture Book) for Finding Monkey Moon
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