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Brave Company

Brave Company (EPUB ebook – Main)

By Hill, David

Featured on the New Zealand Listener's 50 best children's books 2013 Something in the water, a hundred yards or so away. Russell jerked the binoculars back, trying to find it again. He had to be sure; mustn't make a fool of himself. Where was it? Then he saw it through the l...enses once more.His voice rang along the deck. 'Mine! Bearing 290 degrees. 100 yards. Mine!' Sixteen-year-old Boy Seaman Russell Purchas is stationed on HMNZS Taupo, which has just entered hostile waters off the coast of Korea. It's 1951, and his ship is part of the United Nations force fighting in the Korean War. Russell is determined to prove himself against the communists - not just because he wants to be brave, but because he wants to escape the shadow of his Uncle Trevor, killed in World War II. Everyone thinks Trevor was a hero, but Russell knows the shameful truth. But can Russell keep himself together when the shells start falling? And does he really know what courage means? A gripping novel about the Korean War for 9-12 year olds.
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ISBN 9781742539133
Published 21 Aug 2013
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781742539133
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin eBooks (NZ Juvenile)
Published 21 Aug 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2014 Children's Book Awards Finalists
LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile