Kiwi classic wins Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book

A classic of New Zealand children's literature, Uncle Trev , has won Wellington writer Jack Lasenby the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-loved Book for 2012

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Described as 'unfailingly entertaining' yarns by a master storyteller, the first collection Uncle Trev was published by Cape Catley in 1991, quickly followed by Uncle Trev and the Great South Plan and Uncle Trev and the Treaty of Waitangi . A fourth collection, Uncle Trev's Teeth and Other Stories was published six years later.


'Jack Lasenby's hilarious stories about archtypal New Zealand characters Uncle Trev, Aunt Effie and  the horse Harry Whakatipu, introduce young readers to the rural New Zealand of his childhood,' says Storylines Trust chair Dr Libby Limbrick. 'He is often justly described as "the grand old man" of New Zealand children's literature, and Uncle Trev as one of its most endearing characters.' 

The Gaelyn Gordon award is given annually by the Storylines Children's Literature Association in memory of the late Hamilton novelist Gaelyn Gordon. It recognises a book unheralded at the time of publication but which has remained in print and proved itself an enduring favourite with young readers.

Jack Lasenby lives in Wellington, spinning yarns and telling tales to delight children of all ages.  He was born and grew up in Waharoa, where he watched drovers and their remarkable dogs taking mobs of cattle and sheep past his own house.

Jack has received numerous honours for his writing. The Battle of Pook Island won the Junior Fiction category in the New Zealand Post Book Awards in 1997; Taur , won the Young Adult category in 1999; Aunt Effie and the Island that Sank won the Junior Fiction category in 2002. In 2003, Jack was awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal.

Jack Lasenby books published by Cape Catley:

Uncle Trev

Uncle Trev

Author: Jack Lasenby

Details:

Paperback

Pages: 159

Publisher: Cape Catley Ltd

Language: English

ISBN: 0-908561-30-X

Paperback price:$14.99.

Uncle Trev's Teeth

Uncle Trev's Teeth

Author: Jack Lasenby

Details:

Paperback

Pages:

Publisher: Cape Catley Ltd

Language: English

ISBN: 9780908561667

Paperback price: $15.99

Uncle Trev & The Treaty of Waitangi

Out of Print

Uncle Trev and the Treaty of Waitangi Author: Jack Lasenby

Details:

Paperback

Pages: 170

Publisher: Cape Catley Ltd

Language: English

ISBN: 0-908561-94-6

Out of Print