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Canterbury Quake: Christchurch, 2010-11

Canterbury Quake: Christchurch, 2010-11

"Maddy is a typical 11-year-old girl living in Christchurch - her diary starts in early August with her desperate for a mobile phone, and talking about her best friend Laura, Glee and singing in the school choir, homework, teachers, her siblings ... And then the first earthquake ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775431824
Barcode 9781775431824
Published 1 March 2014 by Scholastic
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wallace, Desna
Series My New Zealand Story
Availability Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781775431824
ISBN-10 1775431827
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 March 2014
International Publication Date 1 February 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wallace, Desna
Series My New Zealand Story
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Children's Choice Awards 2015 - Junior Fiction
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 6-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 450076

Description of this Book

Anyone would think Maddy's world had crumbled when she didn't get a cell phone for her eleventh birthday. But Maddy soon has far more important things to worry about. In the dark of night, with a terrifying rumble and a deafening roar, the world turns upside down! Suddenly, words like 'liquefaction', 'aftershocks' and 'state of emergency' bubble to the surface of her vocabulary. As Maddy navigates the bumps and crashes of life after the big quakes, she discovers how strong family ties can be, and finds friendship in the most unlikely of places.

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Author's Bio

Desna Wallace is a school librarian in Christchurch who is passionate about children's books. After Desna left school she spent a number of years travelling overseas before coming back to New Zealand to raise her family. Desna takes any chance she can to read children's and young adult books. Reading, she believes, is one of the best ways to improve your own writing. Desna has had a number of plays, poems and stories published in the School Journal, but this is her first novel.

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