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Lorraine Orman

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Lorraine Orman has written 10 books for children and teenagers, published in both New Zealand and Australia. Her first book for teens, Cross Tides, won the Best First Book Award in the 2005 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Her most recent books are Haunted, published by Walker Books Australia, and a reprint of an earlier historical book which is now called Here Come the Marines, published by Scholastic NZ - about the US troops coming to NZ in 1943. In 2013 she published her latest teenage novel, called Touchstone, as an e-book (available from Amazon, Smashwords, and online bookstores). Lorraine also reviews NZ children's books for http://kidsbooksnz.blogspot.com, and uses her Goodreads blog to review overseas YA titles. ...more

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow

This is the second book in the Nevermoor series. I have to confess this series has snuck up on me. I started off thinking it was just an imitation of the Harry Potter books. Well, it is - in a way. The main character is slowly discovering her magical powers, and she starts attending a school for people with magical "knacks". But as well as these plot features, both books in the series have been ab Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.85 · 160 ratings · 31 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Cross Tides

3.76 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2004 — 2 editions
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A Long Way from Home: The D...

3.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2005
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Hideout

3.72 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2007
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Here Come the Marines, Wark...

4.54 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2012
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Land of Promise: The Diary ...

3.79 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2008
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Touchstone

4.09 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Haunted

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