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              Books by Des Hunt

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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
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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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              To Trap a Thief
               

              To Trap a Thief (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
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              Connor expects little from his campervan holiday with the elderly couple who are soon to be his step-grandparents. However, life gets exciting when emails begin to arrive, sending him and his mate Harvey on mysterious missions in search of a super prize. But who is sending the me...ssages?
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              ISBN 9781775435648
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2019
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children
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              Search for a Kiwi Killer
               

              Search for a Kiwi Killer (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $22.00
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              "Set in Kerikeri and Waitangi Forest. Kiwi are being killed by dogs. Local pets and pig-hunting dogs are suspects. A boy saves and befriends an injured pig dog in the forest. Immediately the dog becomes a major suspect. The boy must find the real killer before his new friend is e...uthenised."--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780994122667
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Project Huia
               

              Project Huia (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
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              "Logan's grandfather grew up near Palmerston North in the 1940s. One day, he and his sister Mavis spotted a beautiful and unusual bird in the kowhai tree outside their house: it was a huia bird, which was believed to be extinct. The bird flew away, and in an attempt to photograph... it they managed to track it deep into the Manawatu Gorge. It was a dangerous journey through two train tunnels, made even more so when the horrible Carson boys got wind of their mission and decided to try and find the huia first so they could shoot it and sell its highly valuable feathers. More than 60 years later, 11-year-old Logan has returned to the Manawatu with Grandpop and a scientist to try and solve the mystery of what happened to the huia that he and Mavis found all those years ago. Grandpop must remember all the details of the events of many years ago. Can the group rely on his version of the events, and find the huia's final resting place? Will the huia still be there, and will its DNA still be valuable for scientific research into NZ's native fauna? And whoever would have thought that those Carsons are still living in the area and on the loose, and still up to their nasty tricks?"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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              ISBN 9781775431763
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2013
              Publisher Scholastic
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Whale Pot Bay
                

              Whale Pot Bay (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
              • $19.99
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              Jake lives with his father in a remote part of the Wairarapa, where he can surf and watch the whales. But then Jake's dad begins a relationship with a new partner, who moves in with her daughter Stephanie, and at the same time a local photographer starts stalking their next door ...neighbour Milton Summer, an international rock celebrity- and Jake's peaceful life erupts into volence and deceit. An when a whale and her calf get into trouble on the treacherous coast, the history of Whale Pot Bay seems doomed to repeat itself unless Jake, Milton and Stephanie can survive the deadly tide.
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              ISBN 9781869507305
              Published NZ 15 Jan 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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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              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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              1918: Broken Poppies
               

              1918: Broken Poppies (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $18.99
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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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              The Moa Cave
                

              The Moa Cave (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $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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