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Book Launch: Time Machine and Other Stories by Melinda Szymanik

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What happens when you sleep with a crocodile tooth under your pillow, or the mess under your bed turns into something terrifying? How can a football be a passport, and what does it mean when the contraption in the basement starts to hum and glow?

You can be sure the answers will never be boring and almost always take you on an unexpected adventure.

Step aboard the time machine and discover new and selected stories by the award-winning author of The Were-Nana, The Song of Kauri and A Winter’s Day in 1939.


Melinda Szymanik writes picture books, stories and novels for children, with several named as Storylines Notable Books.Fuzzy Doodle and A Winter’s Day in 1939 were finalists in the New Zealand Children’s Book Awards and The Were-Nanawas a Children’s Choice winner. A Winter’s Day in 1939 also won Librarian’s Choice at the LIANZA Awards and Fuzzy Doodle was selected by the International Youth Library in Munich as one of its White Raven books.

When she is not writing, Melinda likes reading, baking (especially with chocolate), going to the movies and travelling with her family. She has three grown-up children, a cat and a husband, and lives in Mt Eden in a house with a view of the mountain.