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Coastwatcher (Paperback)

By Hill, David

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Award-winning David Hill's exciting WW2 novel for tweens and teens inspired by the coastwatchers of Operation Pacific. 'It's not going to be a cushy job, young Benson. You're on your own. If a snake takes a mouthful of you, there's no medics to help. Japs will be looking for you.... Far as they're concerned, you're spies. And when a spy gets captured, remember . . .' It's 1943 and 19-year-old radio operator Frank Benson is shipped out to the Japanese-occupied Solomon Islands to become a coastwatcher. Equipped with a wireless set and two companions, radio assistant Wally and Les, a gruff but experienced soldier, his mission is to keep tabs on the enemy and transmit coded information back to HQ. In the dense jungle the men meet a young Solomon Islander. A'ata says he has something vital to show them. Frank's instincts are to trust him, but Les disagrees. What if it's a trap to deliver them to the Japanese? No training could have prepared Frank for this - and their survival depends on his next decision.
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ISBN 9780143775966
Published NZ 10 Aug 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780143775966
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Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Published 10 Aug 2021
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Historical Fiction
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 220g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile