But then…
The almost true story of an overdue book

But Then

The far-fetched, tall tale of why a library book is 293 days overdue!

“…A seal came flying out of the water at us.
‘I like stories,’ she said and snatched up the book in her jaws …”

A child and their grandfather are returning a book to the library. When the librarian points out it’s two hundred and ninety-three days overdue, Grandad recounts an outrageous, funny and far-fetched story of why it took so long to get the book back to the returns desk.

From the award-winning children’s author, Swapna Haddow and creative talent and illustrator, Daron Parton, comes the best excuse for an overdue library book.

Publisher: Scholastic NZ
Date: August 2024
Illustrations: Daron Parton
ISBN: 9781775438823

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