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            Finding
             

            Finding (Paperback)

            By Hill, David

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            "Traces the fortunes of two New Zealand families over seven generations, through wars, depressions, disasters, protest and social change"--Publisher information.

            ISBN 9780143772392
            Published NZ 30 Apr 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Waiting for Anya
             

            Waiting for Anya (Paperback)

            By Morpurgo, Michael

            • RRP: $17.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            A gripping historical adventure by a much-loved and award winning author. Soon to be a major motion picture, starring Stranger Things' Noah Schnapp. It is World War II and Jo stumbles on a dangerous secret: Jewish children are being smuggled away from the Nazis, close to his moun...tain village in Spain. Now, German soldiers have been stationed at the border. Jo must get word to his friends that the children are trapped. The slightest mistake could cost them their lives.
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            ISBN 9781405294034
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Egmont UK Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Prince of Ponies
             

            Prince of Ponies (Hardback)

            By Gregg, Stacy

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            A touching horse story from master storyteller, Stacy Gregg - a tale of survivors and the things we have to reconcile ourselves with when others are left behind...

            ISBN 9780008332310
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 9-12 years
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            The Fountains of Silence

            The Fountains of Silence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sepetys, Ruta

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            From carnegie medal winning author Ruta Sepetys. Madrid, 1957. Tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine while Spanish citizens are gripped by a dark secret. Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, hopes to connect with th...e country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography -and fate - introduce him to Ana, a hotel maid, whose family is suffering under the fascist dictatorship of General Franco. Daniel and Ana's lives and hearts collide as they unite to uncover the hidden darkness within the city - a darkness that could engulf them all . . . Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love and the hidden violence of silence.
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            ISBN 9780241422236
            Released NZ 15 Oct 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Atticus Van Tasticus

            Atticus Van Tasticus (Paperback)

            By Daddo, Andrew; Illustrated by Michael King, Stephen

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            1750, when times were tough and teeth were rotten... As part of an ancient family tradition - as a birthday gift from his rich Grandnan, Atticus Van Tasticus chooses a pirate ship, a choice that will change the course of history - well, OK - his story, at least. Instead of going ...to school or down a coal mine, Atticus pulls together a rag-tag bunch misfits - OOPS - a tough, brilliant crew, and sets out to wreak havoc - AHEM - live a piratin' life. With almost nothing, Atticus has a heart for adventure and beauty and danger. Where any minute might be your last, and your next minute could be your best. (If only they could get off the dock...)
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            ISBN 9780143796541
            Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
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            Words on Fire

            Words on Fire (Hardback)

            By Nielsen, Jennifer, A

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            Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involv...ed in something secret and perilous. When Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate. As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?
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            ISBN 9781338275476
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher Scholastic US
            Interest Age Children
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            Loyal Creatures

            Loyal Creatures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gleitzman, Morris

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            In 2014 Morris Gleitzman promises to captivate his fans yet again with another heart-rending and compelling novel set in wartime. Once, Then, After and Now took us inside young people in World War Two. Loyal Creatures is the story of a sixteen-year-old volunteer and his horse in ...World War One. Ages 8+.
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            ISBN 9780670077427
            Published NZ 28 May 2014
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
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            Legacy
              

            Legacy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hereaka, Whiti

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            Seventeen-year-old Riki is worried about his girlfriend Gemma, who has stopped seeing or texting him. On his way to see her, he's hit by a bus and his life changes. Riki wakes up one hundred years earlier in Egypt, in 1915, living through his great-great-grandfather's experiences... in the Maori Contingent.
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            ISBN 9781775503347
            Published NZ 19 Aug 2018
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            The Mountains Sing
              

            The Mountains Sing (Hardback)

            By Nguyen, Que Mai Phan

            • RRP: $57.50
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 20

            An epic account of Viet Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting. --VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi's Homegoin...g and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner's In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tran family, set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam War. Tran Dieu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Ha Noi, her young granddaughter, Huong, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Ho Chi Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart. Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Viet Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. This is celebrated Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai's first novel in English.
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            ISBN 9781616208189
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Algonquin Books (division of W
            Interest Age Children
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            Anna at War
             

            Anna at War (Paperback)

            By Peters, Helen

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            • Internationally sourced

            As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna's parents put her on one of the last trains leaving for England. But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan... A brilliant and moving war time adventure from the author of Evie's Ghost.

            ISBN 9781788004718
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Nosy Crow
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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