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Joy Cowley

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A children’s author, novelist and brief story writer, she actually is most widely known for such works of children’s literature as The Silent A single (1981) and Bow Straight down Shadrach (1991). Her books for adults, including Guy of Straw (1972) as well as the Growing Period (1979), typically concentrate on family members struggles. Her delivery name was Cassia Pleasure Summers, and she was created in Levin, New Zealand. She received an honorary doctorate from Massey School. She published 500 reading instructions books and was positively involved with teaching reading abilities to kids and the training disabled. She was wedded three moments– to Ted Cowley, Malcolm Mason, and Terry Coles– and acquired two sons and two daughters. Her initial novel, Nest within a Fallen Tree, was converted to a 1971 film using a screenplay with the renowned children’s writer, Roald Dahl.

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Full Name Joy Cowley
Date Of Birth August 7, 1936
Place Of Birth Levin, New Zealand
Profession Children's Author
Education Massey University
Nationality New Zealand
Spouse Terry Coles, Malcolm Mason, Ted Cowley
Children Judith Cowley, James Cowley, Edward Cowley, Sharon Cowley
Parents Cassia Gedge, Peter Summers
Nominations Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Movies The Night Digger, The Silent One, The Silk
Star Sign Leo

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fisherboy2003Short writer
The Orchard1996Short story
The Silent One1985novel
Carry Me Back1982story
The Night Digger1971novel "Nest in a Falling Tree"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aunty & the Star People2014DocumentaryHerself

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