Marion Day


Grab ya Boots

Grab ya Boots

Price: $24.99 NZD


Marion teams up with her hunting-mad son, Jason, and young Kiwi hunters to present an exciting collection of sporting and adventure stories, poems and ‘a million things hunters should know’. Grab ya Boots will suit any intermediate child who loves the outdoors and loves adventure but who doesn’t like to read a whole book. Some of the most heart-warming tales are about the unconditional love between a hunter and their dog. The book is illustrated with photographs, and quirky sketches by West Coast artist Robyn Hoglund.

Each yarn might be true or partly true, or totally made up, and a cartoon story has been thrown in for good measure. There’s a bit of fishing – like the great snapper story – and two tales from Cor Blimey, Mate and Blow Your Socks Off! for those who missed out on those popular books by Marion.

Most exciting and fresh are stories straight from the pens of our young huntsmen, every one with a photograph of them with their quarry.

Grab ya Boots encourages children to put away their mobile phones, unplug themselves from technology and read. As they do, they’ll be transported into the world of brave, bold, courageous, fearful and funny stories – even jokes. They’ll be entertained and enthralled, and when they are finished, you can bet on them rushing outside to grab their boots.

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A parent sent the following review:

Anthony is such a reluctant reader. I read him the intro of Grab ya Boots and he kept stopping me. “You’re making this up! This book can't be for people who like short stories not chapter books! You’re making it up about a kid who plucks possums for pocket money – it’s what I do!”

He read his first story after asking to read together. So thrilled we have found something he wants to read and can relate to. He’s a completely outdoors boy who hunts and fishes so Grab ya Boots is just perfect.

Great to find a book he just loves and is so excited to read.

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801 Manaroa Road, Clova Bay
Picton 7282
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Marion won the Rural Women's New Zealand National Short Story Competition - Present category. Her story will appear in the 2025 RWZZ Centennial Book, available in bookshops when published. Wellington City Libraries has chosen Pakupaku Pīwakawaka to have its pages transformed into billboards for a nature trail in one of Wellington's central parks. WCL works with the city's Parks, Sports, and Recreation staff on a project called Te Ara Pukapuka (Book Pathways). The billboards will be placed throughout nature trails and reserve pathways in Wellington for tamariki and their whānau to discover while exploring the region.

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  • New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA)
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  • NZSA Top of the South
  • Writers of Marlborough
  • Writers in Schools Programme