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Colin Goes Bush

Colin Goes Bush

Here we revisit Colin Kennedy - ecowarrior - and his zany family, whom we first met in Recycled. Now Colin has a new involvement in the local Green Group, while he grapples with mounting anxieties about his Mum and Dad - are they heading for disaster? Ages 8-12.

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ISBN 9781877135910
Barcode 9781877135910
Published 1 December 2003 by Random House
Format Paperback, New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy

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ISBN-13 9781877135910
ISBN-10 1877135917
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher Random House
Imprint Longacre Press
Publication Date 1 December 2003
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By McKay, Sandy
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 156
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 197mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 172g
Dewey Code N823
Catalogue Code 10693

Description of this Book

Here we revisit the appealing Colin Kennedy (ecowarrior) and his zany family. (Colin first appeared in Recycled - There's Dad the lawn mowing business owner, Mum the real estate agent and Allie the beauty-conscious teenager. In this story Colin has a new involvement in the local 'Green Group' while he grapples with mounting anxieties about his Mum and Dad - are they heading for disaster? Colin Goes Bush has brilliant flashes of McKay's trademark humour, quick character sketches and astute observations of family dynamics. The story clips along at a rapid rate with a deceptive casual ease. We're immediately drawn in to the realm of Green protests and Colin's bewilderment at how the world works. A funny, laugh-aloud story. Each chapter is introduced with a 'tree fact'.

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Author's Bio

Sandy McKay is better known for her novels for young readers. She won the NZ Post Junior Fiction Award for Recycled in 2002 and is highly regarded for her gentle, insightful writing style. She's held the Writer in Residence at the Dunedin College of Education and has received many accolades for her books. In One Stroppy Jockey, her skill ss a biographer is clearly evident. Here she displays a graceful empathy for her subject and a quiet control of her material.

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