Dianne Hofmeyr - Author Picture

Dianne Hofmeyr - Author

Dianne Hofmeyr grew up next to the sea, on the southern tip of Africa, and has travelled just about everywhere in Africa since. Her father was a mapmaker - helping her to plot not only the stars and unfamiliar terrain but also the texture and smell of new experiences. Her writing is a result of journeys with notebook and camera through places like Eygpt, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. Her teenage fiction has won the prestigious M-Net Book prize, judged with adult fiction, the Sanlam GOLD for Youth Literature (twice), the Sanlam SILVER award, the YOUNG AFRICA AWARD, an IBBY HONOURS BOOK award and a YOUNG AFRICA award. In South Africa, 'The Waterbearer' has won the M.E.R. award and is currently shortlisted for the Sunday Times Book of the Year.

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The Glassmaker's Daughter
Dianne Hofmeyr - illustrated by Jane Ray
Jane Ray's sparkling, jewel-like illustrations are the perfect match for Diane Hofmeyr's story, part fairytale, part history, set in 13th century Venice. Daniela is the daughter of one of Venice's famous glassmakers and to her father's dismay she's always glum....
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/10/2017
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My Daddy is a Silly Monkey
Dianne Hofmeyr - illustrated by Carol Thompson
‘My daddy is a great big bear' says a little girl, and he is bearlike in the mornings – grizzling, grouchy and yawning. Cleaning their teeth together she sees him as a naughty crocodile with a toothy grin; at breakfast...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/05/2017
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Zeraffa Giraffa
Dianne Hofmeyr - illustrated by Jane Ray
A giraffe in Paris! The idea sounds ridiculous but this beautiful picture book tells the true story of how the Pasha of Egypt sent a young giraffe called Zeraffa as a gift to the King of France. Captured on the...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Zeraffa Giraffa
Dianne Hofmeyr - illustrated by Jane Ray
One of our Books of the Year 2014 A giraffe in Paris! The idea sounds ridiculous but this beautiful picture book tells the true story of how the Pasha of Egypt sent a young giraffe called Zeraffa as a gift...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2014
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Eye Of The Moon
Dianne Hofmeyr
This is the first in a gripping series of murder and intrigue set in the Egyptian court of long ago. Isikara helps to save the Prince’s life by fleeing with him to Nubia where they hope to find help and then...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2008
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Eye Of The Sun
Dianne Hofmeyr
This is the second volume in a gripping series of murder and intrigue and betrayal set in the Egyptian court of long ago. Isikara helps to save the Prince's life by fleeing with him to Nubia where they hope to...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2008
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