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Deadly Feathers: 2016

Deadly Feathers: 2016 (Paperback)

By Hunt, Des

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Noah Larsen lives in the big city, enjoying fast-foods, movies, and heaps of mates. That's until his parents decide to move to Stewart Island. Looking at a map, Noah sees the island as the most desolate place on earth, stuck way down south, almost at the bottom of the world. The ...reality, when he gets there, is even worse: no fast-food chains, no cinema complex, and not a single boy of his age at the tiny school. But there is a girl, who lives next door: Hailey North, a bossy know-it-all who has a passion for the outdoors and the island's special wildlife.Then Noah sees a spectacular parrot flying over the bush, a South American macaw, a bird that should never be in the New Zealand forest. Soon afterwards he starts seeing sick and dying native parrots, particularly kaka. He and Hailey put the two events together and come up with a theory, linking them to an American lone-sailor whose yacht is anchored in a nearby bay. But without physical evidence nobody believes them.Enter Sirocco, the celebrity icon for the world's rarest parrot - the flightless kakapo. He's returning to the island of his ancestors to promote environmental care over the coming tourist season. Everybody is thrilled about it, except for Noah and Hailey, who fear the special parrot will die, just like the kaka. What's more, almost all of the world's population of kakapo live on neighbouring Codfish Island, three kilometres off the coast - just a short flying trip for any bird, healthy or diseased.As increasingly more birds die, Hailey and Noah must battle against both time and weather to capture the macaw. All the while knowing that if they fail, they will have aided the extinction of one of the world's truly special creatures.
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ISBN 9780994122629
Published NZ 1 Jan 2016
Publisher Torea Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780994122629
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Torea Press
Imprint Torea Press
Published 1 Jan 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Category Adventure Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 124
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 150g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile