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The Were-Nana: Not a Bedtime Story.

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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 25th 2008 by Ashton Scholastic
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Darkpool (protesting GR censorship)
Great illustrations. Very amusing story.
Kathleen Dixon
Feb 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
James and Zenobia and I just read this and thoroughly enjoyed it. We read it twice. First time through they were wide-eyed and believed everything Simon was saying, and so there were lots of "why's".

Then they did their own illustrations (in their Granny-School books): Zenobia's favourite colours are pink and purple, so she drew pink and purple lines all over her page, and then added some black. She's quite artistic, though hasn't yet got the idea of drawing what was in the story. James tends to
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Catherine Mayo
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Melinda Szymanik’s evocative blend of childhood anxiety, brotherly mischief and haunting folk legend is gorgeously illustrated by Sarah Neliswe Anderson, whose use of scale, perspective, and contrasting colour and monochrome heightens the emotional impact of this beautifully-written story.

Stella Rose is waiting for her Nana Lupin to arrive, “flying in from a faraway country”. What can this unknown old woman be like? Then big brother Simon tells her: “She has whiskers … They scratch your skin whe
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Sharlene
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Children
Thanks to Book Lovin Kiwis on Goodreads for pointing out some great kiwi picture books.

I give 4 stars to The Were-Nana. It's a picture book so will start on the illustrations, great! The pages are quite dark for a children's story but it suits the scary theme. The spooky font definitely adds something.

I have to make comment on the name Nana Lupin. It reminds me of Professor Lupin of Harry Potter, who happens to turn into were-wolf at each full moon. I wonder if there is a meaning behind the name
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Barbara
Feb 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this when it came out and I loved it when I reread it.
Pauline Lamb Lover
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book, very amusing. Simon is a very cunning character who loves to tease his sister... I recommend this book to children who DOT NOT have a scary grandmother!
Mariana
Jan 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read. Were-nana. Hahaha!
Melinda Szymanik
Nov 14, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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This book won Children's Choice at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2009. It is also a Storylines Notable Book and was nominated for the Sakura Medal in 2010.
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My latest book is a sophisticated picture book 'The Song of Kauri' (Scholastic, 2014). My middle grade historical novel 'A Winter's Day in 1939' (Scholastic, 2013) was published last year as was my picture book 'While You Are Sleeping' (Duck Creek Press, 2013). I write for young adults, children of all ages and have published novels, picture books and have short stories in anthologies and educatio ...more
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