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Nitty Gritty 1: The Intruder

Nitty Gritty 1: The Intruder

The discovery of a mineral beneath the moon's surface that produces bumper crops has lead to the creation of a computerized production unit on the moon. Luca, the moon base's sole human occupant is just a few weeks away from returning to Earth when his ordered world is interrupte... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781442527591
Barcode 9781442527591
Published 30 December 2009 by Pearson Education
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lockyer, John
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I

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ISBN-13 9781442527591
ISBN-10 1442527595
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Pearson Education
Imprint Pearson Education New Zealand
Publication Date 30 December 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Lockyer, John
Series Nitty Gritty Novels. Series I
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Science Fiction
English Language Readers
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 98663

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Luca watched it scramble out of the crater, dust itself off, turn towards the Base and stride forward. It walked clumsily, unnaturally. As it moved, it swung its head from side to side. Searching. Scanning. Luca caught a glimpse of flashing, steely eyes. Once again, he felt a chill run through his body ... Earth's population has exploded and there is not enough food to feed everyone. However, a special mineral has been discovered deep beneath the moon's surface that, when used as a fertiliser, produces bumper crops, which are grown in massive domes. The whole operation is computerised. Machines self-diagnose and correct production problems and all produce is shipped back to Earth. The moon base's sole occupant Luca is in contact with Earth only for technical assistance should some aspect of the supply chain falter. He is a few weeks away from finishing his duty and returning to Earth when his ordered, monotonous world is interrupted by an unknown arrival - a female. Who is she? Where did she come from? What does she want? Is she friend or foe? Luca must discover these answers on his own. The base is weapon free and Earth is a long way away ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for CLL Educational Publishing Awards: Best Book or Series in Primary Publishing 2010

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Author's Bio

Teacher and author John Lockyer has written numerous titles for children of all ages. His science-fiction is especially popular with boys. In 2002, he was shortlisted for the Elsie Locke Award. He has written two other Nitty Gritty novels: Lost (NG2) and Date of Origin (NG3).

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