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Drovers Quest

Drovers Quest
  

Rumour is flying around the West Coast gold fields that Tom McGee has struck it rich and found a nugget of gold as big as a man's fist. So no one is surprised when next his campsite is found wrecked and abandoned. Men have been killed for a lot less on the tough goldfields on the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869509071
Barcode 9781869509071
Published 1 June 2012 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Brocker, Susan
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ISBN-13 9781869509071
ISBN-10 1869509072
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
Publication Date 1 June 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Brocker, Susan
Category Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2013 Finalists
Number of Pages 176
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 385g
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 261044

Description of this Book

Rumour is flying around the West Coast gold fields that Tom McGee has struck it rich and found a nugget of gold as big as a man's fist. So no one is surprised when next his campsite is found wrecked and abandoned. Men have been killed for a lot less on the tough goldfields on the 1860s New Zealand. But one person is convinced Tom is not dead, his headstrong daughter, Charlotte. Solving the mystery is not her first task, through. First, she must get to the coast. A skillful horse rider, she disguises herself as a boy and joins a cattle drove across the Southern Alps. To survive the dangerous drove over Arthur's Pass, and to keep her identity hidden from vicious trail boss, she'll need the help of her dog, her horse, and her father's friend, Tama. She knows she can do it - she has to - but what will she find? And will her new American friend, Joseph, help or hinder her quest? Charlie is in for the ride of her life - and the stakes couldn't he higher

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2013

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Author's Bio

Susan Brocker lives with her husband and many pets, including horses, on a small farm near Tauranga. This is her fifth novel for Kiwi kids; following Restless Spirit and the bestselling Saving Sam, Dreams of Warriors. and Wolf in the Wardobe. She also wrote the true story of our Anzac horses in Brave Bess and the Anzac Horses.

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