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When Mum went funny / Jack Lasenby.

By: Lasenby, Jack.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Dunedin, N.Z. : Longacre Press, 2006Description: 153 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1877361534 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): New Zealand stories -- Juvenile fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Farm life -- New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Mothers -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Farm life -- Juvenile fiction | Mother and child -- Juvenile fiction | New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 1907-1945 -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's humorous fiction. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: It is war-time New Zealand and with Dad away, Mum has to run the farm and feed four children. Sometimes the stress of it all gives her funny ideas. Ideas like trying to sell off the children, making nail soup, and sleeping out in a haystack to catch whoever's 'bandicooting' the potatoes! Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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In this gently comic novel, Lasenby draws a heart-warming but unsentimental portrait of a family and community under duress, and of a mother who channels her exasperations into inventive ploys that not only help save her own sanity, but bring grist and intrigue to family life.

Novel for children.

It is war-time New Zealand and with Dad away, Mum has to run the farm and feed four children. Sometimes the stress of it all gives her funny ideas. Ideas like trying to sell off the children, making nail soup, and sleeping out in a haystack to catch whoever's 'bandicooting' the potatoes! Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Suitable 8 - 12 years

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