10pm Question by Kate De Goldi
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10pm Question
By Kate De Goldi

The 10pm Question

A Novel

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Format: Paperback

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10pm Question by Kate De Goldi

Book Awards

  • Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2009.
  • Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2009.
  • Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Senior Fiction 2009.
  • Runner-up for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2009.
  • Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2009.

Book Description

Published around the world to great acclaim. A tender, beautifully told, award-winning novel by New Zealand's most loved writer for children. Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented boy with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head. Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry. Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10pm queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions. So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10pm question. The 10pm Question is an award-winning novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781877460203
ISBN-10: 1877460206
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 141mm x 28mm)
Pages: 252
Imprint: Longacre Press
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Books By Author Kate De Goldi

Gecko Annual by Kate De Goldi Gecko Annual, Hardback (October 2016)

A smart, varied, irresistible miscellany of writing, activity and illustration for 9- to 12-year-olds.

ACB with Honora Lee by Kate De Goldi ACB with Honora Lee, Hardback (October 2015)

Every Saturday Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia retirement home. Honora is outspoken and sull of surprises. Perry adores her, but Gran's memory is failing. As Perry compiles an ABC of life at Santat Lucia for a school project, it seems to her that Gran is losing words just as quickly as she is collecting them.

10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi 10 PM Question, Paperback / softback (May 2012)

Worry-prone Frankie keeps his family secret under control until an inquisitive girl enters his life, in this captivating novel. A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Young Adult Book.

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Author Biography - Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi lives in Wellington. The 10 PM Question was the winner of the NZ Post Children's Book Award in 2009. She has won a number of accolades for other fiction, including the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award and the Esther Glen Medal. Her book Clubs, illustrated by Jacqui Colley, won Book of the Year in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards in 2005. In 2001, Kate was made a New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate. The ACB With Honora Lee was published in 2012.

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