Marion Day




Children's Picture Book
5-7 years

Price: $24.99 NZD

Published by AM Publishing New Zealand


Also available from all good bookstores and library and online providers.

Flying into the snow-clad mountains by helicopter in the depths of winter, Dobby goes missing when his master takes him hunting for mountain goats. His jacket gets snagged in the scrub and he is trapped. But with the help of two kea, he finds the strength to survive until he is found. He is rescued seven days later with the two birds at his side. It is thought they might have helped him.

Dobby is a creative non-fiction children’s picture book, Marion’s sixth. Aesthetically illustrated by New Zealand realist artist Emma Gustafson, Dobby’s heartfelt story in the wilderness will capture children’s imaginations. The book concludes with an information page about Dobby and his breed.

Read a review of Dobby on the NZ Book Lovers website.

Contact me

Marion Day
801 Manaroa Road, Clova Bay
Picton 7282
P: (64) 03 579 8448

Follow me on: Follow on Facebook

Search my blog:
Latest News:


Marion is delighted to be working with Kiwi and International Illustrator Richard Hoit on Elton the Flying Crane - a children’s picture book series beginning with four titles. Elton, the third biggest helicopter in the world, fights wildfires and carries heavy-lift jobs and rescues. It’s a super-exciting series and children are sure to fall in love with Elton and his friends, Connie the helicopter and Flaps the aeroplane bomber.

See news from 2021

See news from 2020

See news from 2019

Marion is a member of:

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