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Underrunners
 

Underrunners (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Mahy, Margaret
Read by Mitchley, Richard
Producer Audible Inc

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Tris Catt leads a double life. He appears to be an ordinary boy but in his fantasy life he is also an alien superhero. The underrunners near his home are an important part of his secret life, secret tunnels known only to him. Unexpectedly Tris's imaginary world is invaded by a gi... read full description below.

ISBN 9780655603634
Published 28 June 2019 by Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9780655603634
ISBN-10 0655603638
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda/Audible Audio
Publication Date 28 June 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Mahy, Margaret
Read by Mitchley, Richard
Producer Audible Inc
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Tris Catt leads a double life. He appears to be an ordinary boy but in his fantasy life he is also an alien superhero. The underrunners near his home are an important part of his secret life, secret tunnels known only to him. Unexpectedly Tris's imaginary world is invaded by a girl, Winola. She is strange but gutsy, and so good at joining in his invented game that Tris doesn't take seriously the menacing character who she claims is after her - at least, not until they are caught up in a dangerous situation which threatens both their lives ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Vintage Mahy: allusive, multilayered, intelligent, its compelling plot arising from splendidly idiosyncratic characters.' -- Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

Margaret Mahy was a New Zealand children's author. Mahy was influential in changing the landscape of children's literature in her homeland and was one of the most prolific authors, penning more than 120 titles. Her output included poetry, picture books and works for older children, teenage novels, television scripts and stories for magazines and newspapers. Margaret began writing children's books in earnest at the age of eighteen, while training to be a children's librarian in Christchurch. Her big break came fifteen years later when an American publisher came across A Lion in the Meadow and bought it, along with all the other work Margaret had produced over the years. Margaret became a full-time writer in 1980 and wrote The Haunting, which was the first novel outside the United Kingdom to win the Carnegie Medal. She triumphed again two years later with The Changeover. In 2006 Margaret was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international honour given to an author and an illustrator of children's books, in recognition of a lasting contribution to children's literature. Margaret Mahy passed away in July 2012. Richard Mitchley is an accomplished actor with many years of experience in theatre and has appeared in countless radio dramas. His television work includes roles alongside Sylvester McCoy in Doctor Who and Rowan Atkinson in Blackadder. He is a regular announcer for the S4C and Channel 4 television channels. Richard is a respected and versatile audiobook narrator, and his recordings for children have included books by Anne Fine and Terry Pratchett.

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