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              Skink Gully
               

              Skink Gully (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $21.99
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              "The story is set on a sheep station in the Maniototo district of Central Otago, New Zealand. The main theme is conflict between traditional sheep farming and conversion to large-scale dairying which involves major modification of the environment. Wildlife are threatened, particu...larly the endangered Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense) and the NZ Falcon known as Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae). Events involved in the story include seasonal drought, scrub fire, theft"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780994122605
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age Children
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              Codys Unexpected Catch
                

              Codys Unexpected Catch (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              Cody and Wiri are surprised to find their whitebait is actually ... redbait ... and greenbait ... and purplebait ... But bigger surprises are in store when a stranger comes to the beach and their holiday takes a sinister turn.

              ISBN 9781869509118
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              Sunken Forest
                

              Sunken Forest (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
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              "Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjus...tly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775434030
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              The Secret of Jelly Mountain
                

              The Secret of Jelly Mountain (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              Jelly Mountain is a mysterious place. Its straight sides mean the top has never been explored and there are many rumours about strange creatures inhabiting it. Then a light plane tries to land on top, and the action really starts.

              ISBN 9781869438913
              Published NZ 1 May 2009
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children
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              The Last Tuatara
               

              The Last Tuatara (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              "In a large valley lies a geographical feature known as Jelly Mountain. ... Its straight sides mean the top has never been explored and there are many rumours about strange creatures inhabiting it. Efforts to explore have met with disaster, and this has only made the mystery and ...fear stronger. Then a light plane crash-lands after buzzing suspiciously around the top of Jelly Mountain, and twins Jason and Jessy become embroiled in a mystery that is not without danger and which is set to rock the whole world"--Publisher information. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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              ISBN 9781775431770
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Frog Whistle Mine
                

              Frog Whistle Mine (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              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...nvironment and an interesting bunch of people to get to know - as well as a gathering mystery.
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              ISBN 9781869505950
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2006
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Cool Nukes
               

              Cool Nukes (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.39
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              "Professor Walter Mayhew has always been weird, but an explosion in his backyard laboratory seems to have sent him over the edge. Then he disappears - in bizarre circumstances. Three of his young proteges, Max, Jian Xin and Cleo, start receiving cryptic messages, which look like ...plans for a nuclear device - one which could solve all of mankind's energy problems. The children decide to make the device for the upcoming ExpoFest science fair ... but if it works, the technology will be worth a fortune. And certain people aren't about to let three kids get the credit"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775433422
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              The Naughty Kids Book of Nature
                

              The Naughty Kids Book of Nature (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des; Tulloch, Scott

              Nice kids learn about the life-cycle of the monarch butterfly and tadpoles turning into frogs. Naughty kids want to know about squashed hedgehogs and dead pukeko. Nice kids like to look at books with pretty pictures of puppy dogs and kittens. Naughty kids would rather see blood a...nd guts and maggots. And dinosaurs. Don't forget the dinosaurs.
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              ISBN 9781869508029
              Published NZ 8 Oct 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              The Moa Cave
                

              The Moa Cave (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              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...elf in a maze of mystery and adventure. Ages 9-12.
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              ISBN 9781869505271
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              Where Cuckoos Call
                

              Where Cuckoos Call (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A children's adventure book with strong environmental themes. It tells the story of a migratory shining cuckoo, raised by 12 year old Ben Mansfield, who looks after endangered birds nesting in a sheltered bay on his family farm in the Coromandel. Ben and his mum are dealing with ...the long term effects of his father's illness, and when it looks as if the farm will have to be sold, Ben's life turns upside down.
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              ISBN 9781869506070
              Published NZ 12 Jan 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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