Taking Off

Author(s): Janice Marriott


Alana is twelve and shes slowly losing her sight, and she'�s not coping with the idea of how her life will change. But when two new children move into her neighbourhood, she's forced into making some changes anyway and gradually becomes less rigid in her thinking. Tommy is obsessed with his absent father, and the idea of flying but he'�s really struggling to cope with a dysfunctional mother and toying with the idea of suicide. Amira is a political refugee struggling to learn English, and Alana has to learn patience and understanding as she takes Amira under her wing.


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Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2008.

Janice Marriott is a well-respected children's author of both fiction and non-fiction, most recently publishing Thor's Tale (September 2006). Janice lives and works in Wellington and is an acknowledged expert in music and song for children.

General Fields

  • : 9781869506377
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
  • : September 2007
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 823.3
  • : 205
  • : Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues; Disability & illness
  • : Janice Marriott