Author(s): William Taylor
A powerful novel about relationships; the story of a strong physical attraction between two young men. It won the 1995 AIM Children's Book Senior Fiction award. The Blue Lawn is a powerful novel about relationships, the story of a strong physical attraction between two young men. David is fifteen and a talented small-town rugby player. He is the attractive, popular only son of loving parents. Theo is sixteen and an outsider. He is new to the town, the grandson of wealthy eccentric, Gretel Meyer. David must work out how to deal with his feelings, but how can he do that when he doesn't know what he really wants? Who can he turn to for help? How should you do it? And when? The Blue Lawn is, arguably, William Taylor's finest writing in a notable career as an author for young people. First published in 1994 as a Harper Collins Tui title, it was reprinted in 1995, and has now been chosen as the second Collins Modern New Zealand Classic.
William Taylor has written many children's books and has been published worldwide. He won the New Zealand Library Association's Esther Glen Medal for Agnes the Sheep. His titles have been honoured by both the New York Public Library and the American Library Association. William Taylor used to be a teacher, and he lives in Raurimu near Mt Ruapehu in the central North Island.