Guardian of the dead – New Zealand e-book month

In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

A gripping fantasy set on the shifting boundary between what is real and what is legend. Can Ellie discover a power she never knew she possessed?

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her essay deadline. Until everything changes…

In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

You can read Guardian of the dead as an e-book from our Overdrive collection.

Guardian of the dead is also available as a paper book.

Recent necrology, February 2013

book coverA list of well-known people who have died recently:

The word-eater by Margaret Mahy: Picturing Canterbury

The word-eater by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Bob KerrThe word-eater written by Margaret Mahy, illustrated by Bob Kerr. This story and illustrations were first displayed as a ‘big book’ in the children’s section of the Central Library during Christchurch’s Books and Beyond Festival in 1998. Margaret Mahy set the story in and around the library. Bob Kerr painted the pictures during the time the book was on display.