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The Curioseum: Collected Stories of the Odd and Marvellous (Paperback)
What happens when you let a group of writers loose “backstage” in a museum?
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa invited 22 of New Zealand’s best children’s authors to spend a day in the museum’s collections and chose one of the taonga (treasures) as a starting point for an imaginative journey. The result is a truly original compendium of stories and poems for 9- to 12-year-olds with whimsical illustrations. It is a unique collaboration between Te Papa Press and the Whitireia Polytechnic’s Creative Writing Programme.
About the Author
Adrienne Jansen is a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She is the author of three novels, Floating the Fish on Bamboo, The Score, and Spirit Writing; a collection of poetry, a stone seat and a shadow tree; and the text for The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand. She has also written short stories for radio, and both fiction and nonfiction for children.