By Werry, Philippa
Auckland in the 1950s: a time of rock'n'roll, milk bars, bodgies and widgies and teenage rebellion. The Auckland Harbour Bridge is under construction. Simon likes watching the bridge being built, and talking to his uncle and his mates about what's happening on site. Meanwhile, Si...mon's best friend Marty is obsessed with the Space Race and younger sister Jo can't stop worrying about the fate of the dogs and monkeys that are the world's first space travellers. Everyone says that life on the North Shore will change once the bridge is finished ...but what does that mean for Simon and his family?Read more
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Philippa Werry is a librarian and children's writer whose non-fiction, poetry, stories and plays have been widely published, and also broadcast on National Radio. Werry's work has appeared in various anthologies and she has written over 100 pieces for the School Journal and other educational publishers. Enemy at the Gate, about the 1930s polio epidemic in NZ, was shortlisted for the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2009. This is Philippa's second My New Zealand Story title after Lighthouse Family, which was released in 2013.
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