10 things you didn’t know about V. M. Jones

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  1. She was born in Zambia and educated in Zimbabwe.
  2. Victoria (Vicky) Mary Jones was born on 23 August 1958 in Luanshya, Zambia
  3. She wrote her first book, ‘Buddy’, about a boy named Josh Cranford
  4. The book ‘Buddy’ won the junior fiction section and the Best First Book Award for the 2003 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
  5. It was also shortlisted for the 2003 LIANZA Esther Glen Medal.
  6. Her second book tells the story of a pivotal time in the life of a young boy who is called Phil, a.k.a. Pip. Pip feels he is being called on to fulfil sporting ambitions his father can no longer achieve
  7. The book also describe a boy struggling with changing feelings for the girl who is his friend next door, when she goes out with his enemy. As well as learning to juggle mandarins, he learns how to juggle new feelings and relationships throughout this book as he learns to climb, a passionate goal.
  8. In the same year, ‘Serpents of Arakesh’, the first of the Karazan Quartet was released
  9. She wrote 7 books
  10. list of books she wrote , Beyond the Shroud (2004), Prince of the Wind (2004), Quest for the Sun (2005) ,Shooting the Moon (2006), Buddy (2002), Juggling With Mandarins;Out of Reach (2003), Serpents of Arakesh (2003)