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Cyclone Bola

Cyclone Bola

"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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775431008
Barcode 9781775431008
Published 1 March 2013 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Beattie, Kath
Series My New Zealand Story
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781775431008
ISBN-10 1775431002
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 March 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Beattie, Kath
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 310376

Description of this Book

March 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Cyclone Bola, one of the costliest cyclones in the history of New Zealand. When Amy's parents decide to go and sail a yacht back to NZ from Vanuatu, Amy is sent to stay with her great uncle and aunt on a vineyard near Gisborne. When reports of Bola start coming through, Amy's initial worry is for her parents ... then the cyclone moves closer, and strikes the East Coast of NZ with devastating effect.

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Author's Bio

A former teacher, Dunedin-based Kath Beattie is now retired but is a keen outdoors person who has travelled and lived in many countries. Kath has authored one other title in the My New Zealand Story series, Gumdigger (formerly My Story: Poor Man's Gold).

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