Award-winning and innovative, original and funny, Clubs is the first in a series of Lolly Leopold books. In this story, Lolly is searching for a Club to truly belong to.
'The clubs epidemic breaks out in March like a giant nit plague. It spreads through our class 'til practically everyone's infected. Not me. I must be inoculated.'
Lolly Leopold has a divine teacher called Ms Love. She has a cat called Laughing Stock but he won't qualify her for membership of the Kitten Club. The Harry Potter Club excludes girls, the Lego Club's too violent and she's disdainful of the Barbie Club beauty contests. Will Lolly find a Club to truly belong to?
Kate de Goldi is the author of three YA novels and a collection of short fiction for adults. She has received the American Express and BNZ/Katherine Mansfield short story awards, the Esther Glen Medal and two New Zealand Post Children and Young Adults Book Awards.
Jacqui Colley is a visual artist relatively new to the world of publishing. Her paintings have been exhibited in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia, and are held in private collections internationally. She is the winner of two New Zealand Post Children and Young Adults Book Awards.
Winner 2005: The Russell Clark Award for excellence in children's book illustration in the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA) Children's Book Awards.
Winner Book of the Year, New Zealand Post Book Awards, 2005
Clubs a Lolly Leopold story
Allen & Unwin
Author: Kate de Goldi
Illustrator: Jacqui Colley