Napier, New Zealand17 April 1968
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Adele Broadbent (born 17 April 1968) is a New Zealand children's author.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Work[edit | edit source]
Too Many Secrets (2010) was nominated in the 2011 New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards. The story was one of Broadbent's first novels for children and young adults. One reviewer found the main character, Rebecca, too selfish to be likeable at first, but then became engrossed in the mysteries Rebecca encounters in her new home in the country.
Just Jack (2011) deals with the eruption of Mount Tarawera as part of the plot. The story borrows from Broadbent's own family stories, told by her grandfather. New Zealand Books calls Broadbent's writing in Just Jack "fresh, convincing and distinctive." It was named a Storylines Notable Book in 2012, and a 2012 New Zealand Children's Book Awards Junior Fiction finalist.
Books[edit | edit source]
- Ninjas!, 2008, New Zealand, Wendy Pye Publishing ISBN 9781877456268
- The Bike Race, 2008, New Zealand, Wendy Pye Publishing ISBN 9781877456299
- The Biggest Catch, 2009, New Zealand, Wendy Pye Publishing ISBN 9781877482748
- The Winner Is, 2010, New Zealand, Wendy Pye Publishing ISBN 9781877508066
- Too Many Secrets, 2010, New Zealand, HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 9781869508562
- Just Jack, 2011, New Zealand, HarperCollins Publishers ISBN 9781869508869
- The Last Herrick Secret, 2012, New Zealand, AV Project ISBN 9780473224110
- Trouble in Time, 2014, New Zealand, Scholastic ISBN 9781775432265
- Between, 2018, New Zealand, OneTree House ISBN 9780995106420
Further reading[edit | edit source]
- "The Incredibly Busy Adele Broadbent" in Magpies: Talking About Books For Children
References[edit | edit source]
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- "Interviews with NZ Children's Authors: Adele Broadbent". Christchurch City Libraries. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
- "Adele Broadbent". New Zealand Book Council.
- "Adele Broadbent". storylines.org.nz. Retrieved 14 April 2019.
- "Best of Books". Waikato Times. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2019 – via EBSCOhost.
- De Hamel, Joan (2010). "No Holds Barred". New Zealand Books. 20 (3): 13 – via EBSCOhost.
- Johnson, Jilaine (1 August 2010). "Too Many Secrets". Reading Time. Children's Book Council of Australia. 54 (3): 28. ISSN 0155-218X.
- McIntyre, John (11 February 2011). "Nine to Noon: Children's book review with John McIntyre". Radio New Zealand. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
- Earle, Ian (22 January 2011). "Quake Rattles Plots". Manawatu Standard. Retrieved 4 September 2019 – via EBSCOhost.
- Hall, Linda (27 January 2011). "Out of sadness comes a fascinating story". Northern Advocate. Northland Region, New Zealand. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
- Hebley, Diane (2011). "Saving Their World". New Zealand Books. 21 (2): 16–17 – via EBSCOhost.
- "Children's Book Awards". Storylines: The Inside Story. Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand: 66. 1 January 2012. ISSN 1175-0170.
- "Hawkes Bay Authors Nominated For Awards". New Zealand Herald. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
- "Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Awards". Storylines: The Inside Story. Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand: 42. 1 January 2015. ISSN 1175-0170.
- "2015 Notable Book Awards". Storylines: The Inside Story. Children's Literature Foundation of New Zealand: 39. 1 January 2015. ISSN 1175-0170.
- Maria Gill (July 2015). "The Incredibly Busy Adele Broadbent". Magpies: Talking About Books For Children. Magpies Magazine. pp. 1–3. Retrieved 8 September 2019 – via InformIT.
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