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              Books by Sandy McKay

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              When Our Jack Went to War
                 

              When Our Jack Went to War (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sandy

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A powerful, moving and ultimately heart-wrenching story for young teenagers, set in World War One. The author ably conveys how war affects everyone its a superb meditation on war and the devastating effects it has on soldiers and their families. Illustrated throughout with b/...w drawings, newspaper headlines of the times and WWI graphic images. Its 1917 and Jack enlists. And although Tom is envious of his elder brother he soon changes his mind as the reality of war becomes more apparent. Tom is almost 13 years old. We follow Jacks story through his letters home and through the eyes of his younger brother. Tom writes about life at home in New Zealand: living with Mum and their young sister, Amy, learning to hunt with his uncle, getting a puppy and learning to knitfor the war effort. Jack writes of his first-hand experience in Trentham, the troopship, Britain, France, the Battle of Messines and finally, Passchendaele. Sadly the story ends with Jack being killed at Passchendaele along with hundreds of other Kiwis. (Of the 180 soldiers in the 2nd Otago Division, 148 lost their lives in one day in New Zealands worst ever military disaster.) When Our Jack Went to War is a fictional account of a real life tragedy. It is based on the authors research into the death of her own great uncle who died in 1917.
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              ISBN 9781775533092
              Published NZ 5 Apr 2013
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Mr Tripp Smells a Rat
               

              Mr Tripp Smells a Rat (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sandy; Illustrated by Paul, Ruth

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              Room Five's teacher, Mr Tripp, is good at telling jokes, loves riddles and is great at using his nose. When a student's pet rat escapes from its cage, it's up to Mr Tripp to be brave, and to smell it out!

              ISBN 9781921529061
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2011
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age Children
              Series Walker Stories
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              Mr Tripp Goes for a Skate
               

              Mr Tripp Goes for a Skate (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sandy; Illustrated by Paul, Ruth

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              Mr Tripp is teaching Room Five about the wheel. On Friday, Wheels Day, everyone is allowed to bring something with wheels. Ted rides a bicycle, Tania wears rollerblades, Jingjing brings her scooter and Lily borrows her brother's BMX. When Miss Filipo suggests Mr Tripp give a skat...eboard demonstration, it becomes a very exciting day indeed.
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              ISBN 9781921529733
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Walker Books Australia
              Interest Age Children
              Series Walker Stories
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              Me and Jason Ballinger
               

              Me and Jason Ballinger (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sandy

              Louisa can't decide what she's going to hate more about camp - having to abseil down a cliff, or being in the same group as that show-off Jason Ballinger. But there's something else that's worrying Louisa about camp...something she can't let anyone find out about, or else everybo...dy will laugh at her. Especially Jason Ballinger.
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              ISBN 9780143303824
              Published NZ 3 Mar 2008
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 6-9 years
              Series Kiwi Bites
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              New Zealand Girl: Charlotte and the Golden Promise: Charlotte and the Golden Promise
                 

              New Zealand Girl: Charlotte and the Golden Promise: Charlotte and the Golden Promise (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McKay, Sandy

              Eleven-year-old Charlotte loves reading about adventures on the high seas and dreaming about finding gold nuggets on the Otago goldfields, but soon she'll have to stay home and help her mother with the household chores and Charlotte's younger siblings. When Charlotte's friend Cyr...il has to join his father at Hogburn Gully, Charlotte runs away with him to seek her fortune.
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              ISBN 9781742539454
              Available in EPUB
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              Language en
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
              Series New Zealand Girl
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              3 Strikes and You're Out
               

              3 Strikes and You're Out (Paperback)

              By Cartwright, Pauline; Bell, Chris; McKay, Sandy

              • RRP: $15.00
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              Three stories, three predicaments, 3 Strikes and Your Out makes compelling reading as young people on the verge of petty crime grapple with a multitude of questions about right, wrong and the path ahead.

              ISBN 9781877471605
              Published NZ 2 Dec 2012
              Publisher Giltedge Publishing
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Go for it
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              The Famous Writer
               

              The Famous Writer

              By McKay, Sandy

              • RRP: $9.00
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              ISBN 9781988536521
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Wendy Pye Publishing Limited
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Fear Factor
               

              The Fear Factor (Paperback)

              By McKay, Sandy

              • RRP: $9.99
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              ISBN 9781877482694
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2010
              Publisher Wendy Pye Publishing Limited
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Sunshine
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              Losing It
                  

              Losing It (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By McKay, Sandy

              NZ Post Children's Book Award-winning young adult novel about a young girl's journey back from anorexia to health and independence Johanna is in hospital, writing letters to her best friend, Issy: letters because for Johanna, most things that we take for granted have turned in...to privileges. She can only have visitors, leave her room, or even use the phone, if she starts to eat. Johanna suffers from anorexia, and her condition has reached a point where doctors, nurses, and counsellors have had to find new ways to encourage, bribe, cajole-or, as she thinks, punish her-into returning to a normal weight. As Johanna exchanges letters with Issy, and her own family, the novel is also peppered with extracts from Johanna's diary, quotations from the hospital notice boards, poems, and even bathroom graffiti. Johanna offers us wry, insightful portraits of her fellow patients in the ward. Counterbalancing her experience, Issy offers us a picture of a full family, school and social life, a life that Johanna has left behind . for a while at least. Slowly, we-and Johanna-start to unravel the history that brought her to these desperate circumstances. It's the story of a young girl struggling to understand her mother's actions, and taking on too much responsibility because of an adult's inability to cope; it's also the story of how Johanna, through witnessing the worst possible outcome of anorexia, begins to pull herself back to recovery. Sandy McKay tackles a very sober topic with a lightness of touch that neither undermines the gravity of the subject, nor skirts the most difficult truths about the condition.
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              ISBN 9781869798819
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              Language en
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Ebook Terms Titles are sold with a 2 year time limit, or 36 loan limit, 21 days maximum loan period view?
              Loan Credits 36
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              Recycled: Resource Kit
               

              Recycled: Resource Kit (Kit / Other)

              By McKay, Sandy; Illustrated by Packer, Jenny

              ISBN 9781877135637
              Published NZ 30 Apr 2001
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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