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              Books by Des Hunt

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              Red Edge
               

              Red Edge (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Twelve-year-old Cassi Whelan and her dad have just moved into a repaired house on the edge of Christchurchs Red Zone. Although Cassi was only four when earthquakes decimated Christchurch, her memories still haunt her. An obsessive runner, she finds the wide-open spaces of the cle...ared Red Zone suit her perfectly. However, she becomes suspicious about strange comings and goings at the broken-down house next door. A chance meeting with a boy who lives on the other side of the house who is a tech geek leads to them setting up a surveillance system to investigate whats happening... and the adventure begins.
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              ISBN 9781775436416
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children
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              The Moa Cave
                

              The Moa Cave (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              When Tyler Matthews wins a national ecological competition for a place on the Nature South Eco Tour, he has no idea where it will lead him. After he travels to the bottom of New Zealand's South Island to join the tour, he meets the other two winners, Hine and Mandy and finds hims...elf in a maze of mystery and adventure. Ages 9-12.
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              ISBN 9781869505271
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Frog Whistle Mine
                 

              Frog Whistle Mine (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A contemporary action story for children set in the gold-mining ghost town of Charleston, 30 km south of Westport. When 12 year old Tony and his nomadic mum arrive in Charleston, Tony is desperately hoping that this might finally be the place they settle down. He finds a unique e...nvironment and an interesting bunch of people to get to know - as well as a gathering mystery.
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              ISBN 9781869505950
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2006
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              SUNKEN FOREST
                

              SUNKEN FOREST (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
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              "Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjus...tly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9781775434030
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2016
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Availability
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              Steel Pelicans
                

              Steel Pelicans (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              "Inseparable best friends Dean and Pelly frequently get up to no good. Dean is a dare-devil, and Pelly always seems to end up going along for the ride. Dean's amateur bomb-making is one step too far, and is soon followed by a bombshell of another sort, Pelly's parents are shiftin...g the family back to New Zealand. Via email and Skype they arrange for Dean to visit in the school holidays. In the meantime, Pelly and his new friend Afi have stumbled upon a drug ring operating between their school and near Afi's beach bach. The pair are well on the way to collecting the evidence they need to bust the operation, when Dean joins them from Australia. Pelly might have changed, but devil-may-care Dean most certainly hasn't. In no time at all, Dean's bomb-making obsession threatens not only the investigation but also lives"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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              ISBN 9781869509538
              Published NZ 3 Feb 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Shadows in the Ice
                

              Shadows in the Ice (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
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              A sequel to Frog Whistle Mine. Tony Hogan-White now lives in Christchurch, with his Mum and her geologist partner. Tony and his new stepfather have a holiday bonding trip back to Fox Glacier, where another exciting adventure ensues.

              ISBN 9781869506735
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              The Peco Incident
                

              The Peco Incident (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              A race against time to save rare birds on the cliff tops of Taioroa Head - a race, that if lost could cause the extinction of the species ...

              ISBN 9781869508968
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 9-12 years
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              Eagle Swamp
                

              Eagle Swamp (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $17.59
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              Geology expert Professor Mike Rackman is studying the Alpine Fault, a 600 km long crack that runs the length of New Zealand's South Island. Every 300 years or so, the fault cracks causing massive earthquakes. Mike hopes his studies will help predict the next big one. Unfortunatel...y, after being shot by a local hunter, the professor disappears. Twelve-year-old Jack Stewart and his cat, Chainsaw, have had earlier adventures with the professor when they travelled back in time to the Taup? Eruption. Jack thinks that the professor has once again jumped through time and is trapped somewhere in the past. He and Chainsaw set out to save him. They end up in the year 1409, just hours before the fault is about to crack. Not only must Jack save the injured professor, he must also convince the local whanau of the coming disaster. The problem is, if he succeeds then the only way he and his friends can return to the 21st century will be blocked for the next 300 years. Eagle Swamp is the second book involving Jack Stewart, Professor Rackman and Chainsaw. The previous story, Crown Park, featured the Taup? eruption. While Eagle Swamp mentions the earlier adventure, it can be read independently.
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              ISBN 9780995145108
              Published NZ 12 Apr 2021
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age 8-10 years
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              Where Cuckoos Call
                

              Where Cuckoos Call (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
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              A children's adventure book with strong environmental themes. It tells the story of a migratory shining cuckoo, raised by 12 year old Ben Mansfield, who looks after endangered birds nesting in a sheltered bay on his family farm in the Coromandel. Ben and his mum are dealing with ...the long term effects of his father's illness, and when it looks as if the farm will have to be sold, Ben's life turns upside down.
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              ISBN 9781869506070
              Published NZ 12 Jan 2007
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children
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              1918: Broken Poppies
               

              1918: Broken Poppies (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              Four Christmases had passed since the world went to war in 1914. Struggling to survive in the trenches, amid the terror of gunfire and the whine of warplanes, Kiwi soldier Henry Hunt finds the dog is not only a comfort to his fellow soldiers on the battlefields of France, but a g...reat ratter, too. Maybe, together, they could survive this war ...
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              ISBN 9781775432821
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2018
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Kiwis at War
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