Author(s): Joy Cowley
From the award-winning duo of Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop, this is a new book of stories about the daily adventures of the lovable pair - Snake & Lizard. Snake is elegant and calm, and a little self-centred; Lizard is exuberant and irrepressible. With its wisdom, acceptance and good humour, Friends: Snake and Lizard captures the essence of friendship. The stories are beautifully illustrated by Gavin Bishop in the warm and clear colours of the desert. Storylines Notable Junior Fiction 2010.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Choice 2010. Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2010 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2010 and Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2010.
Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's most loved writers. Her awards include: the Margaret Mahy Medal; the Roberta Long medal (Alabama, USA); the AW Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature; the Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2005 Queen's Birthday Honours); the NZ Post Children's Book Award 2006 and 2008. Gavin Bishop lives in Christchurch. He has exhibited internationally from Japan to the Czech Republic. His many local and international awards include: the NZ Post Book of the Year Award (four times); the Russell Clarke Medal for Illustration (twice); Grand Prize-winner of the NOMA Concours (Japan, 1984); and the Margaret Mahy Medal (2000).