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Those Sugar-Barge Kids, Those

Those Sugar-Barge Kids, Those

When three Tasmanian children meet a couple of home-alone Kiwi kids who live on an old barge, they soon find themselves heavily involved in a conflict with one of the local oyster-farmers. The outcome is a signal to youngsters everywhere that it is possible to bring about positiv... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780980835366
Barcode 9780980835366
Published 15 September 2018 by Storm Bay Books
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Tucker, Jon
Series Those Kids (part: 4)
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ISBN-13 9780980835366
ISBN-10 0980835364
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Publisher Storm Bay Books
Imprint Storm Bay Books
Publication Date 15 September 2018
International Publication Date 18 September 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) Illustrated by Tucker, Jon
Series Those Kids (part: 4)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Conservation Of The Environment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 206
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 310g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Primary and secondary/elementary and high school;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 949306

Description of this Book

The fourth title in Jon Tucker's 'Those Kids' series of environmentally themed adventure books is nominally targeted at the 10-14 readership, but with considerable appeal to adults as well. The setting is New Zealand's Far North waterways (an inlet in the Bay of Islands), involving Australian and Kiwi alternative lifestyle children who take on the local oyster farmers over their careless use of plastics in the local waterways. A highly contemporary book - both in technology and values - despite its seemingly old-fashioned initial appearance. With its themes of sealevel rise, the plastic threat and predator eradication, it is already being hailed by teachers as a potentially valuable classroom resource, like its prequels. It has been constructed in readable-length six-page illustrated chapters, to make it suitable for adults to read aloud in twenty-minute bites, and to interest reluctant (or time-constrained) readers.

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Author's Bio

Jon Tucker is a Kiwi ex-teacher turned adventurer whose piratical black ketch is the only home that he and his wife Barbara owned for most of their lives. For two decades they and their five sons extensively sailed the waters of New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Their accumulated experiences have provided Jon with sufficient material, both true and imaginative, to write this linked series of environmental adventure books.

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