Norcliffe, James, 1946-

The strange and diverting story of the loblolly boy : a fantasy novel involving enchantment, mystery, one garden gnome and a wombat's bottom / Loblolly Boy by James Norcliffe. - Dunedin, N.Z. : Longacre Press, 2009. - 220 pages : 20 cm.

Novel for children.

The loblolly boy - a magical, Peter Pan-like creature - has the gift of flight, is invisible to most people, and has the power to exchange identities with anyone willing to do so. When the loblolly boy swaps identities with the narrator of this story, we are taken on a fast-paced odyssey, and follow him through a chain of transformations and encounters with fantastic characters. At the heart of the story is a swirling logic problem. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.

New Zealand Post Junior Fiction Award 2010 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2010 Junior Fiction Winner. New Zealand Post Junior Fiction Category Award, 2010

9781877460258 (pbk.) : $19.99

Flight--Juvenile fiction.
Magic--Juvenile fiction.
Identity (Psychology)--Juvenile fiction.
Fantasy fiction--Juvenile.
Identity (Philosophical concept)--Fiction.
Flight--Children's fiction.
Magic--Children's fiction.
Identity (Philosophical concept)--Children's fiction.
Children's fantasy fiction--Fiction.
Children's stories, New Zealand.

Children's stories, New Zealand.
Young adult fiction, New Zealand.
Children's fiction.

Young Adult