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Recycled

Recycled
  

In this school story for children, Colin takes his recycling school project to heart and tries to convert his own family first, with great difficulty, before he trying to save the world.

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ISBN 9781877135491
Barcode 9781877135491
Published 1 April 2001 by Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Illustrated by Packer, Jenny

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781877135491
ISBN-10 1877135496
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Publication Date 1 April 2001
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Illustrated by Packer, Jenny
Category Award Winning
School Stories
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
Children's and Educational
AU, NZ & South Pacific Books
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 132
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 197mm
Weight 137g
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 10922

Description of this Book

During a year an average family will probably throw away 1.5 tonnes of rubbish - the equivalent of half the weight of an elephant. Colin takes his recycling school project to heart and tries to convert his own family first, with great difficulty, before he tries to save the world. He becomes a self-appointed eco-warrior and comes up against his sister, who delivers junk mail, his mother, who sells real estate and hang-glides for de-stressing and his father who spends a lot of time in the garage. Colin becomes involved with the Roseview Rubbish Rescue Centre and the character who runs it. They along with others, organize a campaign to protest selling off the centre for development.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2002.

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Author's Bio

Born in 1959 in Dunedin. McKay knew she wanted to write, but chose instead to try her hand at fruit picking, waitressing, and various office jobs. After attending University of Otago McKay opened a fruit shop, which she ran until 1987 when she became a free-lance writer, writing features for Next, More and the NZWW. She also writes a regular humorous column for Kiwi Parent Magazine. After the birth of her daughter Meg, McKay decided to write a junior novel, Recycled was published in 2001 and won the Junior Fiction category in the 2002 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. My Dad, the All Black and Becky's Big Race were published in 2002. McKay continues to live in Dunedin where she is a free-lance writer and a mother.

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