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Carol Garden

Carol Garden was born in the UK in 1965 but came to New Zealand as a baby. She grew up in Auckland, studying English at Auckland University, then a post-graduate secondary teaching diploma.

Carol has worked as a journalist, a high school English teacher, a communications manager and a chef. Her first novel was written in response to learning about climate change anxiety in children. She is a keen sailor and in 2018 sailed to the Pacific Islands for five months.


Selected bibliography:

  • Kidnap at Mystery Island, published by Scholastic June 2022


  • Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award 2021 for Kidnap at Mystery Island
  • Storylines Notable Book Award 2022, Junior Fiction List for Kidnap at Mystery Island

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