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Brave Company

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"Boy Seaman Russell Purchas is stationed on HMNZS Taupo. It's 1952, and the frigate has just entered hostile waters off the coast of Korea. Russell is determined to prove he is a hero, to shake off the shadow of his spineless uncle who died in the Second World War. Russell doesn'... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143307570
Barcode 9780143307570
Published 21 August 2013 by Penguin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Hill, David
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ISBN-13 9780143307570
ISBN-10 0143307576
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 21 August 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Hill, David
Category Award Winning
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2014 Children's Book Awards Finalists
LIANZA Esther Glen Junior Fiction Award
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 214g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 415178

Description of this Book

Boy Seaman Russell Purchas is stationed on HMNZS Taupo. It's 1952, and the frigate has just entered hostile waters off the coast of Korea. Russell is determined to prove he is a hero, to shake off the shadow of his spineless uncle who died in the Second World War. Russell doesn't have to wait long to be tested. Never far from enemy fire, the waters are swarming not only with battleships and mines, but also with fleeing Korean refugees, whom Russell dismisses as too cowardly to stay and fight. But when Russell and an orphaned Korean boy are trapped in the middle of a land battle he begins to think differently. Courage isn't just about being a conquering hero and often civilians' bold actions can save lives.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2014

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Author's Bio

David Hill has won awards for his writing in New Zealand and overseas including the Times Educational Supplement Nasen Award for See Ya, Simon. He was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004. My Brother's War, published by Penguin in 2012, has been shortlisted for the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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