Author(s): Barbara Else
Friends - everyone's got them, even if they don't always get along with them all the time! Friendship is a universal theme for Kiwi kids and this year's collection of 30 stories covers a range of situations: being the new kid at school, competition between friends, learning to get along with people who are different, and finding friends in unexpected places. Contributors include popular names such as David Hill, John Parker, Emma Neale and Val Bird, as well as some new writers, each with their own entertaining story to tell. As with all the popular titles in this series, the stories are accompanied by Philip Webb's enchanting illustrations.
Barbara Else is a successful writer of adult fiction and she has edited many children's anthologies. Philip Webb is a well-known New Zealand children's illustrator. In 2001 he won the Honour Award in the Picture Book category of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards for DRAGOR, written by Pat Quinn.