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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 8-12 years
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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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Sunken Forest
                

              Sunken Forest (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Steel Pelicans
                

              Steel Pelicans (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $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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              Eagle Swamp
                

              Eagle Swamp (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $21.99
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              • Delayed Release

              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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              Skink Gully
               

              Skink Gully (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $20.00
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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 Publishers Distribution Ltd
              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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 13+ years
              Series Kiwis at War
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              To Trap a Thief
               

              To Trap a Thief (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

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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 New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children
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              The Last Tuatara
               

              The Last Tuatara (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              "In a large valley lies a geographical feature known as Jelly Mountain. ... Its straight sides mean the top has never been explored and there are many rumours about strange creatures inhabiting it. Efforts to explore have met with disaster, and this has only made the mystery and ...fear stronger. Then a light plane crash-lands after buzzing suspiciously around the top of Jelly Mountain, and twins Jason and Jessy become embroiled in a mystery that is not without danger and which is set to rock the whole world"--Publisher information. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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              ISBN 9781775431770
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Phantom of Terawhiti
                

              Phantom of Terawhiti (Paperback)

              By Hunt, Des

              • RRP: $19.99
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              • Temporarily out of stock

              "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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