All This & A Bookshop Too

Penguin UK
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Dorothy Butler (OBE) is recognised internationally as an authority on children's books and reading. She has won many major awards for her work in England, Japan, the United States and New Zealand and was declared a Distinguished Alumna of Auckland University. As well as her academic achievements, Dorothy has been a successful teacher, an innovative bookseller and the author of many much-loved children's books, all the while raising eight lively children with her husband Roy.Now in her eighties, she lives in the heritage home in Karekare that her family lovingly restored. In All This and a Bookshop Too, Dorothy shares the story of her adult life. Picking up from the first volume of her autobiography, There Was a Time, Dorothy writes eloquently of her many consuming interests, her notable friendships and her family. This is both an affecting account of private triumphs and tragedies, and a salute to the golden age of children's book publishing in New Zealand.
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About the author

Muriel Dorothy Butler was born in Grey Lynn, New Zealand on April 24, 1925. She received a diploma in education from the University of Auckland for her study of her severely handicapped granddaughter Cushla. This research was later adapted for publication as Cushla and Her Books. She was a children's book author and bookseller. She founded the Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop in Auckland. She wrote children's books, non-fiction books, and two autobiographies. Her works include Come Back Ginger, My Brown Bear Barney, Seadog, What a Birthday!, Babies Need Books: Sharing the Joy of Books with Children from Birth to Six, Five to Eight: Vital Years for Reading, There Was a Time, and All This and a Bookshop Too. She received several awards during her lifetime including the Children's Book Circle Eleanor Farjeon Award in 1980 and the Margaret Mahy Award in 1992. In 1993, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to children's literature. She died on September 20, 2015 at the age of 90.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jun 1, 2009
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9781742288734
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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