Mona Minim and the Smell of the Sun

Author(s): Janet Frame

New Zealand

Janet Frame wrote this story in 1969 for her niece Pamela. This year we reissue this excellent story for children in a beautiful illustrated flexibind gift edition, with ribbon marker. Mona Minim is a house ant about to make her first journey out of the nest. But her excitement at smelling new things, especially the sunlight, turns to terror when one false step plunges her into a quite unexpected adventure. Befriended by Barbara, a garden ant, Mona spends time in the outside world before returning home to her own nest a wiser, braver ant. A captivating story that will delight young and old alike. Features stunning colour illustrations by David Elliot — one of New Zealand's best-known and most talented children's illustrators. Author Bio ABOUT THE AUTHOR Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. She was the author of eleven novels, five collections of stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book. She was a Burns Scholar and a Sargeson Fellow and won the New Zealand Scholarship in Letters and the Hubert Church Award for Prose. She was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Otago University in 1978, and one from Waikato University in 1992. She received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Janet Frame died in January 2004. First published 1969. This edition, with new illustrations, in October 2005.

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Winner of Spectrum Print Book Design Awards: Best Children's Book 2006. Shortlisted for Spectrum Print Book Design Awards: Best Book 2006.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Janet Frame was born in Dunedin in 1924. She was the author of eleven novels, five collections of stories, a volume of poetry and a children's book. She was a Burns Scholar and a Sargeson Fellow and won the New Zealand Scholarship in Letters and the Hubert Church Award for Prose. She was made a CBE in 1983 for services to literature, awarded an honorary doctorate of literature from Otago University in 1978, and one from Waikato University in 1992. She received New Zealand's highest civil honour in 1990 when she was made a Member of the Order of New Zealand. Janet Frame died in January 2004.

General Fields

  • : 9781869417246
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : October 2005
  • : New Zealand
  • : September 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Janet Frame
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : David Elliot
  • : 823.2
  • : 128
  • : colour and b&w ill.