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Red Rocks
 

Red Rocks (Paperback)

By King, Rachael

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While holidaying at his father's house, 12-year-old Jake explores the wild south coast of Wellington, with its high cliffs, biting winds, and its fierce seals. When Jake stumbles upon a perfectly preserved sealskin, hidden in a crevice at Red Rocks, he takes it home and, worried ...his father will disapprove, hides it under his bed. Jake meets Jim, an old man who lives in a shack on the beach, and his grand-daughter Jessie, a small girl with dark eyes and a pointy face, who speaks strangely and who frolics in the water without ever feeling the cold. And who is the red-haired woman who wanders barefoot around the beaches and the streets, peering into houses? Could she be looking for her skin, as Jessie believes, so she can return to the sea? Is Jake now in danger? Red Rocks takes the Celtic myth of the Selkies, or seal people, and transplants it into the New Zealand landscape, throwing an ordinary boy into an adventure tinged with magic. With its beautiful writing and eerie atmosphere, junior readers will be thrilled and moved by this captivating story.
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ISBN 9781869799144
Published AU 1 Jun 2012
Publisher Random House
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869799144
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House New Zealand Ltd
Published 1 Jun 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By King, Rachael
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2013 Finalists
LIANZA 2013 Winners
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 246g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Magic
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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