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            True Stories (Of Endurance and Survival)

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            My Name Is Henry Fanshaw: The True Story of New Zealand's Bomber Squadron
              

            My Name Is Henry Fanshaw: The True Story of New Zealand's Bomber Squadron (Hardback)

            By Torckler, Gillian; Illustrated by Jackson, Adele

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $19.99
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            • Pub Date
              12 Apr 21

            Henry Fanshaw is no ordinary teddy bear. In fact, he travelled the world with the Royal New Zealand Air Force's No. 75 Squadron - one of New Zealand's most famous air force squadrons - which served around the world.

            ISBN 9781988538631
            Published NZ 12 Apr 2021
            Publisher David Bateman Ltd
            Interest Age 5-12 years
            Availability
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            The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition

            The Diary of a Young Girl: The Definitive Edition (Paperback, Definitive ed)

            By Frank, Anne; Translated by Massotty, Susan; Volume editor Frank, Otto; Pressler, Mirjam; Illustrated by Brockway, Harry

            • RRP: $21.00
            • $15.75
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            In July 1942, thirteen-year-old Anne Frank and her family, fleeing the horrors of Nazi occupation, went into hiding in an Amsterdam warehouse. Over the next two years Anne describes her thoughts, feelings and longings as she grows up in her diary which ends abruptly when, in Augu...st 1944, they were all betrayed.
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            ISBN 9780141315195
            Released NZ 28 Feb 2003
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Puffin Modern Classics
            Language (English)
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Wink

            Wink (Paperback)

            By Harrell, Rob

            • RRP: $24.99
            • $18.74
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            Surviving school with one eye open. Ross Maloy just wants to be a normal seventh grader. He does not want to lose his hair, or wear a weird hat, or deal with the kids at school who don't know what to say to 'the cancer kid'. But with a sudden and horrifying diagnosis of a rare ey...e cancer, blending in is off the table. Based on Rob Harrell's real-life experiences, and filled with his cartoons and illustrations, this very personal and poignant novel is an unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting story of survival, and of finding music, magic and laughter in all of life's weirdness. EARLY PRAISE FOR WINK: 'Wink is the story of a boy's survival that is both deeply personal and wildly funny. It's fun, it's important, and it's got songs! Rock on, Rob Harrell! Batpig forever!' - Max Brallier, New York Times bestselling author of Last Kids on Earth 'I loved Wink! Heartbreakingly funny, this book is proof that laughter is the best form of medicine. A smart, likable story that's full of heart.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries 'Wink has all the right elements: humour, heart, and a Batpig. A deeply personal and moving story, it will (pun alert) rock you to the core.' - Terri Libenson, award-winning comics creator and author of the bestselling Invisible Emmie 'With a cast of characters that feel both deeply human and fully seen, this book has shot onto my list of all-time favourite books. Simply superb!' - Ingrid Law, author of Newbery Honor Book Savvy 'Funny, moving, and ultimately triumphant, Wink is a powerful story of everyday resilience, and of the different types of family that unexpectedly sprout up in the wake of tragedy.' - M.A. Larson, author of Pennyroyal Academy
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            ISBN 9781460758878
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Availability
            999 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            MY NZ STORY JOURNEY TANGAWAI
              

            MY NZ STORY JOURNEY TANGAWAI (Paperback)

            By Hill, David; Illustrated by Stapleton, Minky

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $15.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jun 21

            MY NZ STORY JOURNEY TANGAWAI

            ISBN 9781775436386
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 9-12 years
            Series My New Zealand Story
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            Little Lion: A Long Way Home

            Little Lion: A Long Way Home (Hardback)

            By Brierley, Saroo; Illustrated by Whatley, Bruce

            • RRP: $30.00
            • $22.50
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            The extraordinary true story of survival that became an international bestseller and was made into the award-winning film, Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel. Now a stunning picture book illustrated by award-winning illustrator Bruce Whatley. Can you imagine being lost an...d not finding your way home again? Saroo Brierley became lost on a train in India when he was only five. He survived for weeks on the streets, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by his Australian family. Despite being happy, Saroo always wondered about where he was from. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found what he was looking for. This incredible true story celebrates the importance of hope and never giving up.
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            ISBN 9780143795094
            Published NZ 19 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 6-8 years
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            When Stars are Scattered
             

            When Stars are Scattered (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            Illustrated by Jamieson, Victoria; By Mohamed, Omar; Illustrated by Geddy, Iman

            • RRP: $32.50
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            • Internationally sourced

            Omar and his brother Hassan, two Somali boys, have spent a long time in the Dadaab refugee camp. The hunger is constant . but there's football to look forward to, and now there's a chance Omar will get to go to school . This book perfectly depicts life in a refugee camp for 8-12 ...year olds.
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            ISBN 9780571363858
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age Children
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter

            Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter (Paperback, Abridged edition)

            By Yen Mah, Adeline

            • RRP: $26.00
            • $19.50
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            The story of a Chinese woman and how she suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong. She tells of the consequences in her adult life, above which she rose to make a happy marriage and become a successful docto...r in the USA.
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            ISBN 9780141304878
            Released NZ 2 Aug 1999
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Chinese Cinderella
            Availability
            999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            On Board the Titanic (new edition)
              

            On Board the Titanic (new edition) (Paperback)

            By McAllister, Margi

            • RRP: $16.50
            • $12.11
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            • Pub Date
              4 Mar 21

            I Was There... Titanic is the story of a young girl travelling 3rd class on board the RMS Titanic with her mother as they plan to start a new life in America. When disaster strikes, will Jessie make it to the lifeboats in time? Brilliantly reimagined, readers will love this accou...nt of a child's experience of one of history's most famous voyages.
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            ISBN 9780702302978
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
            Series I Was There
            Availability
            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Mar 2021
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            Cane Warriors
              

            Cane Warriors (Hardback)

            By Wheatle, Alex

            • RRP: $35.99
            • $26.68
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            • Internationally sourced

            Nobody free till everybody free.Moa is fourteen. The only life he has ever known is working on the Frontier sugar cane plantation for endless hot days, fearing the vicious whips of the overseers. Then one night he learns of an uprising, led by the charismatic Tacky. Moa is to be ...a cane warrior, and fight for the freedom of all the enslaved people in the nearby plantations. But before they can escape, Moa and his friend Keverton must face their first great task: to kill their overseer, Misser Donaldson. Time is ticking, and the day of the uprising approaches... Irresistible, gripping and unforgettable, Cane Warriors follows the true story of Tacky's War in Jamaica, 1760.
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            ISBN 9781783449873
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2020
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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            Messi: 2021 Updated Edition
              

            Messi: 2021 Updated Edition (Paperback)

            By Caioli, Luca

            • RRP: $22.99
            • $17.93
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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 21

            The updated edition of Luca Caioli's brilliant biography of Barcelona star Lionel Messi, now covering the 2019/2020 season.

            ISBN 9781785786716
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Luca Caioli
            Availability
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