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Kimble Bent: Malcontent

Kimble Bent: Malcontent
 

Chris Grosz captures in words and pictures the adventuring life of sailor, soldier, deserter, outlaw and Hau Hau slave, Kimball Bent. After signing up for the Queen's shilling, Bent was sent to New Zealand in the 1860s, on the eve of the tumultuous Taranaki land wars. An act of d... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869795160
Published 15 September 2011 by Random House
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Grosz, Chris

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ISBN-13 9781869795160
ISBN-10 1869795164
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 5-14 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Publication Date 15 September 2011
International Publication Date 2 September 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Grosz, Chris
Category Award Winning
Fiction
Graphic Novels
History
Graphic / Comic Strip (Adult)
Non-Fiction Finalists 2012
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text Graphic Novels: Non-fiction & Literary
ONIX Text Young adult;General/trade
Number of Pages 72
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 297mm
Weight 335g
Dewey Code 993.022092
Catalogue Code 195920

Description of this Book

Chris Grosz captures in words and pictures the adventuring life of sailor, soldier, deserter, outlaw and Hau Hau slave, Kimball Bent. After signing up for the Queen's shilling, Bent was sent to New Zealand in the 1860s, on the eve of the tumultuous Taranaki land wars. An act of defiance saw Bent deserting the army, and his eventual adoption by Maori tribes. Kimball Bent: Malcontent illustrates Bent's life as a Pakeha Maori, his assimilation into tribal life, his observation of secret war rites, including cannibalism, and being on the side of the Hau Hau at the famous battle at Te Ngutu o Manu where Gustav von Tempsky was killed. One of New Zealand's folk heroes, Bent's story encompasses romance, bloodshed and mayhem. His story has been recorded by James Cowan and fictionalised by Maurice Shadbolt. Rendered in scraperboard style, this graphic novel will have crossover appeal for teenagers and adults alike, bringing Bent's story to a new generation of New Zealanders.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Non-Fiction Award 2012.

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Author's Bio

Chris has made a living from drawing pictures for other people. He has worked as an illustrator, political cartoonist, art director, teacher and animator in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. A collection of his political cartoons with writer Shane Maloney called Australian Encounters, for Australian magazine The Monthly, was published in December 2010.

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