Hazel and the Snails launch details


Join Massey University Press and Annual Ink to celebrate the launch of Hazel and the Snails, by Nan Blanchard.

Six-year-old Hazel tends her colony of shoebox snails while observing, with varying degrees of understanding, her father’s illness and final decline. Impending loss forms the heart of this story, but it’s charming and funny, too, with black-and-white illustrations by Giselle Clarkson.

Richly rewarding and cleverly layered, adults will be as drawn to it as children. Nan Blanchard’s assured eye is a rare quality in a new writer; seldom has the world of a young child been so delicately or acutely observed. Hazel and the Snails takes you straight to the heart of childhood’s mysteries and delights.

The launch will be held on Wednesday, 13 March, at the Level C Gallery, Te Ara Hihiko, Massey University, Wallace Street, Wellington, from 6pm.

Books will be available for signing and sale. For more information, see our Facebook page