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Big Fish, Little Fish

Big Fish, Little Fish

A story of family,where Jeremy learns a lesson:it's not the size of the fish that really matters, it's the reason for catching the fish that counts. A compelling illustratd story with a section about how to fish, types of fish and information on the whaling industry in New Zealan... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869780555
Barcode 9781869780555
Published 30 January 2008 by Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Drewery, Melanie
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9781869780555
ISBN-10 1869780558
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Imprint Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Publication Date 30 January 2008
International Publication Date 1 January 2008
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Drewery, Melanie
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fishing, Angling
Children's and Educational
Storylines Notable Junior Fiction 2009
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 74
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 7-10 years
Reading Age 7-10 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 20701

Description of this Book

Jeremy wants to win the spinning sure-catch reel and a super twangy snap-resistant rod that is first prize in a local fishing competition. He plans to go out on the water on his friend's dad's speed boat but is curtailed when his grandad offers to take him out in his old rowboat - and his mum accepts on his behalf! On the water there are few bites and Jeremy starts to get antsy. His grandad begins to tell the story of his family, who were whalers, and how the family began to disintegrate as the group of brothers grew more competitive and wanted more and more from their fishing exploits.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2009

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Author's Bio

Melanie Drewery lives on a farm at Ruby Bay, near Nelson. Melanie and husband Jeremy have a blended family of four girls. They share their place with lots of horses, chickens, dogs, cats, sheep and pukeko. When she's not running around after their menagerie, Melanie works as a potter, artist and writer.

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