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"Fictionalised diary of Amy Dyer who is caught up in Cyclone Bola in Gisborne, 1988. Amy is a twelve-year-old Auckland girl whose parents have left her to stay on a vineyard in Gisborne with relatives while they go on a sailing trip. Cyclone Bola strikes, sending the area into ch...aos. Amy doesn't hear from her parents for weeks and fears they are lost at sea. Gisborne is ravaged by the cyclone and afterwards there is much work to be done clearing up. Amy stays on and helps the community and her family on the vineyard. Her parents eventually return and the family is reunited"--Publisher's information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.Read more
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Reuben Radcliffe's father owns the store in the small township of Waipapa. When the bank forecloses on a loan, Reuben and his family are forced to leave their home and move into a tent. With no money and little food, Reuben has to leave school and find work. Heading north with hi...s father, Reuben joins a gang of Dalmatian gumdiggers.Read more
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"The story is told by Poppet, the foster-parent's grand-daughter, a sassy, intelligent, little girl - nearly eight when the story begins - who has been raised as the grand-parent's child. Innocent as she is, Poppet has more insight, understanding and common-sense than the teenage... foster boys, who also share the foster home. She is able to hold her own when trouble arises"--Back cover.Read more
"Art, in a myriad of forms, is the focus at Artsenta, a supportive studio which has its beginnings at Cherry Farm Psychiatric Hospital (Otago). This lively account traces the history of those whose leadership and vision has successfully weathered 30 years"--Back cover.
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