The Mountain Who Wanted to Live in a House - Maurice Shadbolt and Renee Haggo


The impossible becomes possible...

In Maurice Shadbolt's only known children's story, published here for the first time and beautifully illustrated by Renee Haggo, Thomas saves his town from a wandering mountain and gives an insight into why people paint.

Maurice Shadbolt (1932-2004) is one of New Zealand's best-known writers and the author of twelve novels, four collections of stories and a number of works of non-fiction. Among them are several now considered New Zealand classics.

Renee Haggo is a graduate of AUT University in Auckland where she majored in Graphic Design. Renee primarily illustrates with pen and ink, watercolours and acrylics. She has a keen eye for realism in her characters and is an avid sketcher and life drawer. This is her first children's book.


  • ISBN 978-1-877378-42-3
  • $29.99
  • Hardback, 32pp, 210 x 255mm


  •   Storylines Notable Book Award 2011

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