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Earthquake!: Napier, 1930-31

Earthquake!: Napier, 1930-31
 

The story starts on the 25th of June, 1930 - a sad day in the Bourke household - the funeral of Katie's father. This Catholic family must now survive with earnings from the older siblings and the washing Katie's mother takes in. Then, in February 1931, disaster strikes the small ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775430155
Barcode 9781775430155
Published 1 February 2011 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McVeagh, Janine
Series My New Zealand Story
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ISBN-13 9781775430155
ISBN-10 1775430154
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 February 2011
International Publication Date 24 January 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By McVeagh, Janine
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 167
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Napier in the 1930s was a time of going without. The story starts on the 25th of June, 1930 - a sad day in the Bourke household - the funeral of Katie's father. This Catholic family must now survive with earnings from the older siblings and the washing Katie's mother takes in. When older brother Tom returns home, after a long absence, it is a help - but with him come other troubles. Katie records the events in the old diary her father used to keep. It is her way of speaking to her dad. Then, in February 1931, disaster strikes the small town ...an earthquake that destroys the school and much of the town centre.

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Author's Bio

No stranger to the diary format, Janine also wrote Be Counted for the My Story series, which dealt with women's suffrage at the time New Zealand became the first country in the world to allow women to vote.

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