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Book Launch | ‘The Grimmelings’ by Rachael King

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us and Allen & Unwin NZ to celebrate the launch of The Grimmelings, the long-awaited new adventure for younger readers by award-winning writer and former WORD festival director Rachael King. Launched by Tania Roxborogh, don’t miss this celebration of a new NZ classic!

All welcome, refreshments provided. Arrive from 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

This event is free to attend – please RSVP to rsvp@scorpiobooks.co.nz for catering purposes.


Spellbinding middle-grade fantasy adventure of loyalty, courage, and being careful what you wish for . . .
Thirteen-year-old Ella knows that words are powerful. So she should have known better than to utter a wish and a curse on the same day, even in jest.
When the boy she has cursed goes missing, in the same sudden, unexplained way as her father several years earlier, Ella discovers that her family is living in the shadow of a vengeful kelpie, a black horse-like creature.
With the help of her beloved pony Magpie, can Ella break the curse of the kelpie and save not just her family, but the whole community?
Rachael King’s writing is immersive and vibrant, rich in lore and an appreciation of the natural world that fans of Katherine Rundell, Susan Cooper and Kiran Millwood Hargrave will love.
Rachael King is a writer, reviewer, former literary festival director and ex-bass player living in Ōtautahi Christchurch. This is her second novel for children. Her first, Red Rocks, won the Esther Glen Medal. Her adult novels, The Sound of Butterflies and Magpie Hall, were published in nine languages altogether. Red Rocks is currently in development for Sky TV by Libertine Pictures.


February 20
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Scorpio Books


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