Tripswitch (out of print)
|Series:||Collins Modern New Zealand Classic S.|
You are not without power,’ the voice tells them. But what power can Jocasta, Flora and Cilla find to free themselves from Aunt Lureene? Will their malevolent aunt succeed in her evil schemes? And what will the lives of her three orphaned nieces be like if she does succeed? What really killed the girls’ parents? What lies behind the magical power in Lureene’s hands? Are the twins, Cain and Abel, to be sacrificed by their own mother?. . . And who is the mystery man on the bicycle?
Tripswitch is both dark and humorous. It was first published in 1992 by HarperCollins, and soon became a popular title. The fast-paced story is about three teenagers who find themselves unwilling victims of a witch’s evil plans. They must learn to harness their own powers and use them unseen by others if they are to have any hope of survival.
Tripswitch has been chosen as the first title in an exciting new series of children’s books — Collins Modern New Zealand Classics. The jacket and design will include specially designed features that represent the series.
Tessa Duder describes Gaelyn Gordon's death in May 1997 as an incalculable loss for New Zealand literature. Gaelyn wrote around 30 different fiction titles. She won a Choysa Bursary in 1989, a New Zealand Post Children's Choice award (with illustrator John Tarlton) for The Life-sized Inflatable Whale; and as a writer for adults she won the 1992 Frank Sargeson fellowship and a Creative New Zealand Scholarship in Letters. She was also a high-school English teacher and active in amateur dramatics.