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The Moa Cave

The Moa Cave
  

When Tyler Matthews wins a national ecological competition for a place on the Nature South Eco Tour, he has no idea where it will lead him. After he travels to the bottom of New Zealand's South Island to join the tour, he meets the other two winners, Hine and Mandy and finds hims... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869505271
Barcode 9781869505271
Published 4 February 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New title
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Author(s) By Hunt, Des
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ISBN-13 9781869505271
ISBN-10 1869505271
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 4 February 2005
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Fiction
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 125g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code N823
Catalogue Code 11067

Description of this Book

The Moa Cave is a haunting and intriguing story for readers aged 8-13. Des Hunt beautifully describes New Zealand's wild southern coastline and takes the reader on a fascinating journey of the present and past. When Tyler Matthews wins a national ecological competition for a place on the NATURE SOUTH Eco Tour, he has no idea of where it will lead him. After he travels to the bottom of the South Island to join the tour, he meets the other two winners, Hine and the maddening Mandy - and soon finds himself caught in a maze of mystery and adventure. Someone is rustling cattle, and when Tyler finds the mummified remains of a moa hunter in a secret cave he also finds an ancient mystery. Who was the dead boy and how did he die - and what is the significance of his stone pendant? In a fast-paced and exciting stroy Tyler, Hine and Mandy must put aside their differences to solve the mystery of the disappeaing dolphins - and stay alive when a game of dare goes dangerously wrong!

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Author's Bio

Des Hunt lives and teaches in the Coromandel, and is a highly experienced non-fiction author for children, with a string of science texts to his credit. A Friend in Paradise was his first published work of fiction. A widely respected figure in New Zealand educational circles, Des has been the Visiting Teaching Fellow at Auckland University and the recipient of the Woolf Fisher Memorial Award for services to education and the New Zealand Institute of Physics Award for outstanding service to Physics Education. He has also been involved in developing national science curricula.

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