Author(s): Chris Gurney
Times are tough, and when Mum sends Trev off to the market to sell his bike, she is disgusted when he comes home with a handful of seeds and chucks them out the window. Next morning, Trev is amazed to see a giant kauri tree has grown up beside the house...and at the top of the tree he finds a taniwha's lair...Humorous Kiwi version of Jack and the Beanstalk - in which Mum resolves the problem at the end with her trusty chainsaw!
Chris Gurney is the author of thirteen Scholastic New Zealand picture books, a large number of them part of the popular Kiwi Corkers series, which retells wellknown tales with a New Zealand flavour. Her stories are told with a faultless sense of rhyme and rhythm and show great humorous talent. Chris lives in East Auckland with her family. Dave Gunson has been a freelance artist/designer/author for nearly 40 years. Dave has written and/or illustrated around 200 books, including a number of titles for Scholastic, such as the very popular Wildlife Stuff. More recently he has worked on Scholastic NZ's Diary series: Diary of a Pukeko, Diary of a Bat, Diary of a Frog and Diary of a Sea Lion. In addition, Dave has illustrated two of the popular Kiwi Corkers series. He lives in Birkenhead, Auckland, with his wife Barbara.