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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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Eagle Swamp
                

              Eagle Swamp (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $21.99
              • $19.79
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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 Torea Press
              Interest Age 8-10 years
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              Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change
               

              Inside Bubble Earth: Climate Change (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $32.00
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              What causes climate? What changes climate? Des Hunt takes us on an in-depth look at the science of climate and what we can all do to help the earth thrive.

              ISBN 9780995117686
              Published NZ 13 May 2021
              Publisher OneTree House Ltd
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Deadly Feathers: 2016
               

              Deadly Feathers: 2016 (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              Noah Larsen is forced to move to a lonely life on Stewart Island, New Zealand. Then he spots a spectacular bird in the bush: one nobody else believes, except for local-girl Hailey. When birds start dying, Hailey and Noah must unite to solve the mystery, and then save one of the w...orld's strangest and rarest creatures from extinction.
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              ISBN 9780994122629
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2016
              Publisher Torea Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Project Huia
               

              Project Huia (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $14.03
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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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Skink Gully
               

              Skink Gully (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              "The story is set on a sheep station in the Maniototo district of Central Otago, New Zealand. The main theme is conflict between traditional sheep farming and conversion to large-scale dairying which involves major modification of the environment. Wildlife are threatened, particu...larly the endangered Otago Skink (Oligosoma otagense) and the NZ Falcon known as Karearea (Falco novaeseelandiae). Events involved in the story include seasonal drought, scrub fire, theft"--Publisher information.
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              ISBN 9780994122605
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher Torea Press
              Interest Age Children
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              Shadows in the Ice
                

              Shadows in the Ice (Paperback, New title)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $17.99
              • $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 Crocodile Nest
                

              The Crocodile Nest (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              Luke Evans never knew his father; he'd cleared out before he was born. So when his internet skills track down someone living at a luxurious resort in tropical Queensland who could be his dad, Luke's imagination runs wild. Luke soon learns that no one is perfect, and the world can... be a tricky place.
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              ISBN 9781869508289
              Published NZ 5 Feb 2010
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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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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              Phantom of Terawhiti
                

              Phantom of Terawhiti (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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              "It's the school holidays and Zac thinks he might go crazy with boredom. He's living in exile with his disgraced father on the remote Terawhiti Station on Wellington's wild south-west coast. Zac and his father witness a shipwreck off the coast. Investigating further, he finds a s...et of unusual paw prints on the beach. Whose yacht it is? And what animal could have made the paw prints? Soon Zac is drawn into a mystery which threatens his life and those around him. He must protect the secret of the Phantom of Terawhiti from those intent on hunting it - and him - down"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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              ISBN 9781869509545
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2013
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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