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Night of the Riot

Night of the Riot (Paperback)

By Elliott, Matt

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Did you ever try to do what you thought was the right thing, but ended up getting into big trouble? I did. It was on the night of the riot. 'Snow' Goodison works in Wanganui as an errand boy for German pork butcher, Mr Schmidt. He has a care-free life, playing football and colle...cting cigarette cards. But in May 1915, the passenger liner Lusitania is sunk off the coast of Ireland by a German submarine. Shocked by this horror, a group of Wanganui citizens lead a patriotic march to Mr Schmidt's shop. It is attacked and looted. Snow was seen outside the shop during the trouble and is accused of being involved in the riot. Would he do such a thing? Based on an actual event, Night of the Riot is the riveting story of a 14-year old boy learning about his place in the world and standing up for what he thinks is right. Themes include: cultural identity and difference; loyalty, friendship and personal responsibility; definitions of 'home'; emigration.
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ISBN 9780473406141
Published NZ 8 Aug 2017
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Format Paperback
Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery

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ISBN-13 9780473406141
Stock Available
Status Showing available from publisher, allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
Published 8 Aug 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Elliott, Matt
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 155
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 177mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 130g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults