A Canoe In The Mist

Collins Modern Classics

Book 3
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Collins Modern New Zealand Classics 3. With a younger readership, of 9-12, this much-loved classic retells the traumatic events surrounding the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera, from the viewpoint of two young schoolgirls. Lillian lives with her widowed mother at Te Wairoa, the village which acts as a centre for tourists who flock to see the famous eighth wonder of the world - the pink and white terraces. When Mattie, an English girl of her own age arrives with her parents, Lillian finally has an opportunity to join a tour party led by her friend, the famous Guide Sophia. But these are worrying times - the old tohunga has been prophesying doom and disaster, and when they travel across Lake Rotomahana, a mysterious canoe appears out of the mists - a waka wairua, or ghost canoe, and all who live in the shadow of Mt Tarawera are about to have their lives changed forever. An exciting tale of New Zealand's recent history, Elsie Locke's timeless classic has now been reissued for a new audience.
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About the author

Elsie Locke was born in 1912, in Hamilton she passed away in 2001. She has been described as a peace campaigner, environmentalist, novelist, historian, community worker and national treasure. Elsie was also a feminist and socialist who campaigned against nuclear weapons and wrote more than 20 books, including a number of historical novels for children and several social histories of NZ.

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Publisher
HarperCollins Australia
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Published on
Jul 1, 2010
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9780730444770
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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