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.
Unfortunately, publisher restrictions limit this title's availability to school and public library account customers only.
School & Public Library Accounts please log in.
This title is firm sale. Please select carefully as returns are not accepted.
||4 February 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers
||Paperback, New title
View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
||By Hunt, Des
||Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
... view full title details below.
- $19.99 Retail price
- $17.99 Wheelers price
- You save $2.00!
Full details for this title
||Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
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!
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
There are no reviews for this title.
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.