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Snake and Lizard (anniversary edition)

$24.00 NZD

A beautiful 10th birthday edition of this much-loved, timeless classic by Joy Cowley.  A chapter book for children ages 6 and up.

Snake and Lizard are a lovable, foolish pair. They are always arguing, embarking on unlikely enterprises and telling one another hotly contested tales. But none of this behaviour lessens their affection for one another.

The judges of the NZ Post Children’s and Young Adult Book Awards said: “This timeless look at two feisty (and forgiving) best mates utterly beguiled the judges with its assured writing, sharp humour and gentle, unforced observations on the nature of friendship.”


  • Written by Joy Cowley
  • Illustrated by Gavin Bishop
  • Published by Gecko Press
  • Reader Age: 6-12 year


Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. Her awards include the Margaret Mahy Medal; the NZ Post Children's Book Award 2006; the Roberta Long Medal, Alabama, USA; and the AW Reed Award for Contribution to New Zealand Literature. 


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