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  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539515
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 184

Holy Days



Brian s mother has gone to be with the saints and he misses her terribly. He finds a little haven at the local convent and becomes indispensable to the three remaining nuns. As the unlikely friendship between the young boy and the elderly women deepens, the nuns dream up a wonderful treat for Brian – to take him hundreds of miles south, to play in the snow.
Memories of his special holiday with three surrogate grandmothers (and financed in a highly unorthodox manner) are strong. Stronger and more precious are the memories of the love and affection.
Joy Cowley's novel is imbued with warmth. It portrays Catholicism as it is rarely seen: mysterious, quirky, but ultimately nurturing.

  • Published: 24 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742539515
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 184

About the author

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is a much-loved, multi-award-winning New Zealand author of more than 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Three of her novels, The Silent One, Bow Down Shadrach, and Hunter, have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eaterwon junior fiction awards two years running. Joy has been awarded the OBE for her services to children's writing.

When not travelling the world, Joy spends her time between Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.

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