20 Nov 2012

A little yellow digger

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:10 pm on 20 November 2012

As a scholar and a teacher Betty Gilderdale has been a trailblazer for decades. Our foremost expert on New Zealand childrens literature, she's written extensively on the subject for publications the world over. But it is a story of her own, the tale of a little yellow digger, stuck in the mud, that she made up for her grandsons, that's guaranteed her a place in history, and a place in the hearts of generations of young readers.

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