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Scholastic New Zealand is featuring Susan Battye’s Cup Magic – My New Zealand Story novel on its School Essentials website. The book has also been listed in the Teacher’s Bookshelf brochure and is proving popular at Scholastic book fairs. Thanks … Continue reading
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
Drama Magic congratulates Paradox Books in Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore for choosing to feature Cup Magic in its window display.
Dean Barker Skipper of Aotearoa in the 2013 America’s Cup greets crowd members at Shed 10 Yesterday Auckland welcomed Team New Zealand home from San Francisco. Shed 10 on the Auckland wharf was packed for the occasion during which Economic Development Minister, … Continue reading
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
Congratulations to Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand on winning the Louis Vuitton Cup today in San Franciso. Next stop the America’s Cup 2013!
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
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
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