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The 10 Pm Question | Kate De Goldi
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Published around the world to great acclaim. A tender, beautifully told, award-winning novel by New Zealand's most loved writer for children. Frankie Parsons is twelve going on old man: an apparently sensible, talented boy with a drumbeat of worrying questions steadily gaining volume in his head. Are the smoke alarm batteries flat? Does the cat, and therefore the rest of the family, have worms? Is the kidney-shaped spot on his chest actually a galloping cancer? Most of the significant people in Frankie's world - his father, his brother and sister, his great-aunts, his best friend Gigs - seem gloriously untroubled by worry. Only Ma takes seriously his catalogue of persistent anxieties; only Ma listens patiently to his 10pm queries. But of course, it is Ma who is the cause of the most worrying question of all, the one that Frankie can never bring himself to ask. Then the new girl arrives at school and has questions of her own: relentless, unavoidable questions. So begins the unravelling of Frankie Parson's carefully controlled world. So begins the painful business of fronting up to the unpalatable: the ultimate 10pm question. The 10pm Question is an award-winning novel which defies all age categories. It does so with a sparkling wit and an operatic cast of characters so delightful and maddening they become dear to us.
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The 10 Pm Question | Kate De Goldi
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Thank you so much @Maria514626 for my trip to New Zealand in a box! The book looks excellent, and I‘d been thinking of taking up book journaling so you read my mind 🤣 The pens and bookmarks are lovely too. Thanks so much! #staycationintime #staycation @Chrissyreadit @DinoMom

Chrissyreadit 😍🙌😍🙌 3mo
DinoMom Stacked the tagged book ❤️ 3mo
Maria514626 Glad you like! I bought the bookmarks at a little art fair here. The ribbons are made from recycled saris. (edited) 3mo
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The 10 Pm Question | Kate De Goldi
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2️⃣I‘m more into dry humour, rather than the laugh-out-loud kind. Most recently, Bina by Anakana Schofield made me laugh aloud.
3️⃣Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman (dark, smart & funny)
4️⃣masala dosa
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Lindy @tournevis Thanks for tagging me. 😊 3y
Cathythoughts I had to google masala dosa .... 😋yum 3y
Lindy @Cathythoughts Now you need to taste dosa! They are delicious any time of the day, plain or filled. 3y
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Cathythoughts I‘m there X 3y
tournevis @Lindy 😘😘😘 3y
Tanisha_A Ah! I love plain butter dosa. It makes my soul so happy. 3y
Lindy @Tanisha_A 👍😊 3y
batsy @Cathythoughts @Lindy Dosa/thosai is the best! My favourite is ghee dosa *drools* 3y
Lindy @batsy @Tanisha_A Ghee dosa is yummy. When I was in Singapore, I ate dosa for breakfast every day for 10 days. 3y
Tanisha_A @batsy Ghee dosa, yum yum yum! 3y
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The 10pm Question | Kate De Goldi


Does anyone have a list or know of a list of Reading Events by Month? Example: November is NonFiction and #ThankfullyReading October is Horror/Scary/Halloween August is #AusteninAugust Does anyone have a calendar that lists every month? Thanks!!

Samplergal I don‘t but that sounds great. 4y
Weaponxgirl I don't, just know the odd month such as August is also women in translation month. Please tag me if anyone comes up with a calendar! 4y
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The 10pm Question | Kate De Goldi
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This novel is described as “defying all age categories” and that‘s exactly it. It has the feel of an MG book but the writing is more intricate. Kind of Noel Streatfield meets Harper Lee, if that makes sense.
Frankie is 12, he has a loving family, a great best friend but he worries a lot. Every night at 10pm he ends up telling his worries to his mum; that‘s the only way he can get to sleep. Then a girl named Sydney sits next to him on the bus ⬇️

Centique And the questions she asks him makes him rethink the way things are. This book has a lot of heart, and smart, quirky kid characters that you‘ll fall in love with. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4y
CarolynM Great review! Stacked. 4y
Centique @CarolynM thanks C! Let me know if you have trouble getting hold of it. 4y
Cathythoughts Great review ❤️. And the book cover is stunning too 4y
Centique @Cathythoughts thank you Cathy 😘 this was a school fair purchase, a nice little find! 4y
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