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Project Huia (Paperback)

By Hunt, Des

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"Logan's grandfather grew up near Palmerston North in the 1940s. One day, he and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia bird, which was believed to be extinct. The bird flew away, and in an attempt to photograph... read full description below.

ISBN 9781775431763
Published 1 July 2013 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781775431763
ISBN-10 1775431762
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 July 2013
International Publication Date 7 June 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Animal Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2014 Children's Book Awards Finalists
LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award
Number of Pages 289
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 480061

Description of this Book

"Logan's grandfather grew up near Palmerston North in the 1940s. One day, he and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia bird, which was believed to be extinct. The bird flew away, and in an attempt to photograph it they managed to track it deep into the Manawatu Gorge. It was a dangerous journey through two train tunnels, made even more so when the horrible Carson boys got wind of their mission and decided to try and find the huia first so they could shoot it and sell its highly valuable feathers. More than 60 years later, 11-year-old Logan has returned to the Manawatu with Grandpop and a scientist to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the huia that he and Mavis found all those years ago. Grandpop must remember all the details of the events of many years ago. Can the group rely on his version of the events, and find the huia's final resting place? Will the huia still be there, and will its DNA still be valuable for scientific research into NZ's native fauna? And whoever would have thought that those Carsons are still living in the area and on the loose, and still up to their nasty tricks?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2014 -- Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2014

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Author's Bio

Des Hunt ,some years ago, made the transition from writing textbooks for secondary students to novels for younger readers (shortlisted for NZ Post awards three times), while still maintaining his aims of fostering young peoples' natural interest in the science of their surroundings. Des has authored 14 books in this genre.

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