Monsters of Blood and Honour by Ken Catran
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Monsters of Blood and Honour
By Ken Catran

Monsters of Blood and Honour

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Monsters of Blood and Honour by Ken Catran

Book Awards

  • Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Young Adult Fiction 2008.

Book Description

A powerful YA fictional examination of war told through three interlocking stories. Monsters of Blood and Honour contains three stand-alone stories, each with a related theme. In each story a teenager of 17 or 18 interacts with an elderly person who was their age during World War II. Each of these now-elderly people has undergone a traumatic and violent experience, which the modern teen, living in a different world and lifestyle, cannot relate to. However, they are in turn affected to the point of having their perspectives altered. The older characters are: Jooney who was a nurse during the fall of Singapore in 1942; Fred a co-pilot on a Lancaster during the thousand-bomber raids over German cities; and Mr Goodman, 'Old Goodey', an SS man who fought at the great tank battle of Kursk, was wounded and then sent to be a camp guard in Belsen. This book is gripping and suspenseful storytelling by an award-winning master of excellent plot. lines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781869419387
ISBN-10: 1869419383
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 18mm)
Pages: 239
Imprint: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publisher: Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: New Zealand

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Nina of the Dark by Ken Catran Nina of the Dark, Paperback (May 2009)

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Author Biography - Ken Catran

Ken Catran is an award-winning children's writer of over 30 acclaimed novels for young adults, as well as having been a highly successful television scriptwriter. His books for young adults engage with the historical, the fantastical, and science fiction. He has been shortlisted many times in the New Zealand Post Book Awards and won Book of the Year in 2001. In 2004 he won the Esther Glen Award for his distinguished contribution to literature at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards. He has been the Waikato University Writer in Residence and was the 2007 winner of the New Zealand's most prestigious award for children's writers, the Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal. The award is given annually by the Storylines Children's Literature Charitable Trust to acknowledge a distinguished contribution to New Zealand children's literature.

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