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Missing (Paperback)

By Whiting, Sue

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What do you hope for when there is no hope? In search of this answer, award-winning Australian author Sue Whiting delivers a confronting mystery for younger readers. Mackenzie da Luca's mother is missing - she's vanished without a trace in the jungles of Panama. Now, 116 days lat... read full description below.

ISBN 9781760650032
Barcode 9781760650032
Published 1 March 2018 by Walker Books Australia
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760650032
ISBN-10 176065003X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Walker Books Australia
Imprint Walker Books Australia
Publication Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Whiting, Sue
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 252g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 894303

Description of this Book

Mackenzie da Luca's mother is missing - she's vanished without a trace in the jungles of Panama. Now, 116 days later Mackenzie and her dad are in those same jungles. Her dad is desperate to find out what's happened to his wife. And Mackenzie is desperate to make sure he doesn't ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If you are 10-plus and like mysteries and tear-jerkers * Herald Sun * Gritty, engaging and always exciting * The Sunday Telegraph * Taut and touching ... A genuinely suspenseful page-turner that's also full of heart. -- Meg McKinlay Missing is perfect for young fans of contemporary mysteries * Books+Publishing * Endorsement from Morris Gleitzman * Mick Elliot - Twitter * Feature/Interview: Sue Whiting has written her 65th book, Missing, a poignant missing person's case aimed at tweens and up * Illawarra Mercury * Superbly crafted in now and then time, this powerful novel reflects on how lives shatter and hearts break with sorrow from lack of knowing. * Kids' Book Review * This is an engrossing read about one girl's search for her mother. -- Fran Knight * Read Plus * This is compelling and emotionally charged, and will be appreciated by readers wanting something that is not formulaic, with some mystery -- Carolyn Hull * Read Plus * Tense, well constructed, poignant. -- Trisha * goodreads * Well structured and written * Bob's Books * This book is beautifully written and describes emotions flawlessly. * Jazzy's Bookshelf * Affecting, poignant and, terribly engrossing * Boomerang Books * This book was the best book I have read in ages and I truly loved this book * Yarr-A.com * This book is a welcome addition to libraries and readers in the 10+ age group. * Magpies Magazine *

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Author's Bio

Sue Whiting lives and works in a sleepy coastal village near Sydney, where she spends her days dreaming up adventures for her characters and trying to write them down. Sue has written numerous books in a variety of genres: fiction and nonfiction, picture books through to YA, including the best-selling The Firefighters, and the award-winning A Swim in the Sea. Her latest book Platypus, illustrated by Mark Jackson, is a CBCA 2016 Notable Book. A former primary school teacher with a special interest in literacy education and children's literature, Sue is a highly experienced speaker who loves sharing her passion for story and storytelling, reading and writing with people of all ages. She also works as a freelance editor, writing coach and mentor.

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