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dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Mike
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, Karen May
dc.description.abstractNicholas Grundy and the Magic Undies is a fast paced, plot driven, Bildungsroman fantasy aimed at eight to twelve year olds. The novel is narrated by its eleven-year-old protagonist, Nicholas Grundy, who discovers a world of storybook characters come to life in his great, great Aunt Zelda’s bookshop. Nicholas begins his journey in a state of despondency: he covets his millionaire relations’ lifestyle while spurning everything his parents stand for. He is weary of his great, great Aunt whom he suspects is a witch. As the stakes rise, Nicholas becomes a more active character, in charge of not only his destiny but those around him. His attitudes are challenged and he develops an understanding of what is truly important to him. It was my intention that this sense of independence and self-awareness mirror that of the pre- adolescent audience. Nicholas Grundy is also a celebration of story in all its myriad forms: life stories; tales from classical children’s literature; ordinary everyday stories that both form and inform our memories and experiences. [Note: The novel 'Nicholas Grundy and the Magic Undies will only be released on December 15th, 2018]en_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectPreadolescent fictionen_NZ
dc.subjectFantasy; Mysteryen_NZ
dc.titleNicholas Grundy and the Magic Undiesen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Theses
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Creative Writingen_NZ

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