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Cross Tides

Cross Tides
  

A gripping young adult novel that sweeps from the pioneer past to the present. In the late 1820s, Lizzie Dawson, only sixteen, was forced to be the child bride of a notorious whaler in the remote Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. There began a living hell - until she met Matt... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775531425
Published 1 December 2012 by Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Orman, Lorraine
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ISBN-13 9781775531425
ISBN-10 1775531422
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House New Zealand
Publication Date 1 December 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Orman, Lorraine
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 228
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 660624

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A gripping young adult novel that sweeps from the pioneer past to the present.

In the late 1820s, Lizzie Dawson, only sixteen, was forced to be the child bride of a notorious whaler in the remote Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand. There began a living hell - until she met Matthew, a young Maori preacher, and with love came defiance.

Flash forward to today. Bel, also sixteen, is sent to a remote farm in the Sounds. Her parents are in the throes of divorce and Bel's turbulent thoughts attract an uneasy force. '"At last," says a voice in my head. "You're here." And I know without a doubt that Lizzie has come for me, and me alone.' Lizzie has an urgent story to tell. Past events drive her to reach across time, across worlds.

In this extraordinary first novel, Lorraine Orman evokes the nineteenth-century whalers' lives as vividly as the contemporary story. Cross Tides sweeps you into its double world with eerie, irresistible power.

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Author's Bio

Lorraine Orman lives in Auckland and is a children's book specialist. She has been a judge for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards.

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