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Sea Robbers 

$15  

ISBN-0-908783-03-5   

"An exciting story about piracy and kidnapping in Borneo." (Dominion Post). ​ 

New Zealander, Ben, has his holiday in Borneo well worked out.  His plans include windsurfing, snorkelling and lazing by the pool. They definitely don't include tours to cultural villages his mother insists he come on. But it's during a tour that Ben meets Mahmood, a Malaysian boy his own age. The two have barely become friends when they are thrust into a world far more menacing than Ben could have imagined - the dangerous world of modern day pirates.  ​ 

"The author  packs a lot of action into the tale, interspersed with an obvious knowledge of the country she writes about....she does a ripping job." (The Chronicle) ​ 

Sea Robbers - Notes From the Author

When I lived in Singapore, I was amazed to read report after report in The Straits Times about pirate attacks along the Malaysian coastline. Pirates! In this day and age? But it was true. Then I visited Borneo and heard more stories about pirates stealing up rivers and attacking villages. Imagination took over. I knew I had to write about them, so I did. Sea Robbers was my first novel.

Sea Robbers - Reviews

A gripping tale of adventure – Valerie Scott

An exciting adventure about piracy and kidnapping in Borneo – The Dominion Post

The author does a ripping job. She manages to pack a lot of action into the tale, interspersed with an obvious knowledge of the country she writes about. The Chronicle.

A neat book for teenagers that embraces New Zealand and Malay cultures. – Bay of Plenty Times

A good storyline with rounded characters – New and Notable

Golden Legends of Vietnam

$15   

ISBN-9971-64-475-4 ​

Traditional folktales and legends from Vietnam - animal stories, 'how and why' tales, stories of heroism, adventure and romance. Illustrated in full colour.  Includes  a map, a glossary and a short introduction to Vietnam, its history and culture.  60 pages. 

Golden Legends of Vietnam - Notes from the Author

This was written when I was living in Singapore. After the publication of Sea Robbers, I was commissioned by Heinemann Asia to put together a collection of traditional tales from Vietnam. It was a lot of fun to write. I visited Vietnam and collected all the folktales and legends I could find.What I found was that, although all cultures create their own folktales which are distinctively their own, many of the themes and even some of the storylines are universal.

Golden Legends of Korea

$15   

ISBN-9971-64-469-X

Traditional folktales and legends from Korea - animals stories, 'how and why 'tales, stories of heroism, adventure and romance. Illustrated in full colour.  Includes a map, a glossary and a short introduction to Korea, its history and culture.  62 pages. 

Golden Legends of Korea - Notes From the Author

This was written when I was living in Singapore. After the publication of Sea Robbers, I was commissioned by Heinemann Asia to put together a collection of traditional tales from Korea. It was a lot of fun to write. I visited Korea and collected all the folktales and legends I could find.What I found was that, although all cultures create their own folktales which are distinctively their own, many of the themes and even some of the storylines are universal.

Golden Legends of the Philippines

$15   

ISBN-9971-64-472-x 

Traditional folktales and legends from the Philippines - animal stories, 'how and why' tales, stories of heroism, adventure and romance. Illustrated in full colour.  Includes a map, a glossary and a short introduction to the Philippines, its history and culture.  60 pages. 

Golden Legends of the Phillippines - Notes From the Author

This was written when I was living in Singapore. After the publication of Sea Robbers, I was commissioned by Heinemann Asia to put together a collection of traditional tales from the Philippines. It was a lot of fun to write. I visited the Philippines and collected all the folktales and legends I could find.

What I found was that, although all cultures create their own folktales which are distinctively their own, many of the themes and even some of the storylines are universal.

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