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Frog Whistle Mine

Frog Whistle Mine

A contemporary action story for children set in the gold-mining ghost town of Charleston, 30 km south of Westport. When 12 year old Tony and his nomadic mum arrive in Charleston, Tony is desperately hoping that this might finally be the place they settle down. He finds a unique e... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869505950
Barcode 9781869505950
Published 1 August 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback, New title
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Availability Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781869505950
ISBN-10 1869505956
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 1 August 2006
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Hunt, Des
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 200mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 150g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code NZ823.3
Catalogue Code 16924

Description of this Book

Set in Charleston, a gold-mining ghost town 30km south of Westport, Frog Whistle Mine is another of Des Hunt's trademark exciting, beautifully written contemporary action adventure stories for children, with ecological themes. Twelve-year-old Tony has lived all around New Zealand, travelling with his nomadic Mum, and desperately wants somewhere to belong. When they arrive in Charleston, he is almost afraid to hope this might finally be the place, but is desperate not to be disappointed yet again. With a unique bush and coastal environment to explore, an interesting group of people to come to know - and a gathering mystery that starts from his very first night, when he finds out to his delight that he is to sleep alone in the bush in an old caravan...all the ingredients for a satisfying and exciting read are brought together, with some surprising outcomes. Once again, Des Hunt's educational expertise will be used to good effect, providing detailed teacher's notes to accompany the book.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Junior Fiction 2007

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