Tag Archives: Junior Novels

Cup Magic and The Mine’s Afire! at Point Chevalier School

Last Thursday Students  from three years 5 and 6 classes at Auckland’s Point Chevalier School, listened attentively,  and asked intelligent questions  as author, Susan Battye, read them extracts from her books Cup Magic and The Mine’s Afire! (co-written with Thelma Eakin).  The presentation … Continue reading

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Paradox Books Features Cup Magic

  Drama Magic congratulates Paradox Books in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore for choosing to  feature Cup Magic in its window display.

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Cup Magic Review (8)

Writing in the Weekend Herald Canvas Magazine Teen Reads column (September 7 2013) about Cup Magic by  Susan Battye, reviewers Sue Baxelle & Isobel Marriner  commented: “A timely read for intermediate age or younger teen, Cup Magic unveils a wealth … Continue reading

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Cup Magic Review (7)

On the goodreads website Lorraine Orman writes: An extremely informative story about the inside experience of New Zealand winning the 1995 America’s Cup. Written from the point of view of Mike, an 11-year-old New Zealander whose parents are involved in … Continue reading

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Cup Magic Book Review (6)

Book Yak  – Discussion Blog for Young Adults and Children’s Literature – University of Auckland Top Six Books 11 July 2013 Cup Magic: Auckland/San Diego 1995 by Susan Battye (Junior Fiction) Yes, it’s all about lucky red socks and Team New Zealand’s … Continue reading

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Cup Magic Book Review (5)

Waikato Times Your Weekend Magazine on  Saturday 27 July 2013. Elizabeth Gardner wrote: Cup Magic By Susan Battye Scholastic ISBN 9781775430285 Pull out your lucky red socks and relive New Zealand history in this tale set around the 1995 America’s … Continue reading

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Cup Magic Book Review (4)

NZ Book Reviewer and contributor to the Australian Book Trade magazine, The Source, Trevor Agnew, writes: Man, did I feel proud to be a Kiwi. The latest volume in the My New Zealand Story series is a boy’s-eye-view of New … Continue reading

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Cup Magic Book Review (3)

Shaun Hawthorne, Deputy Principal at Auckland’s Western Springs College  and former Head of English at Mt Roskill Grammar School writes: Cup Magic: Auckland/San Diego 1995 by Susan Battye “Cup Magic” is one of three new titles in Scholastic N.Z.’s popular … Continue reading

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Cup Magic FreeTeaching Notes

You can download a Free Copy of the Teaching Notes for Susan Battye’s latest novel, Cup Magic, here.

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Booksellers New Zealand Lists Cup Magic

My NZ Story: Cup Magic by Susan Battye ISBN 9781775430285 Mike Lucas wants to know why he’s being sent to live with his grandparents. There’s some big secret that no one’s telling him. At least Poppa is teaching him and … Continue reading

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