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The Lost Children

by Sarah Mayberry

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Young English immigrants Ethan and Amy Melville find themselves shipwrecked on the remote and desolate coast of New Zealand. Fearing their mother has drowned, they decide to search for their father who is somewhere in the South Island. Danger is everywhere with settlers and local Māori fighting over land. Unprepared for life in the wild, Ethan and Amy team up with two young strangers. But can they trust Meg, a petty thief, and Tama, an escaped Māori slave? Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.… (more)
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1867 New Zealand. Ethan and Amy Melville and Meg are shipwrecked children. They meet Tama, an escaped Maori slave as they try to find their family. A good read. ( )
  DebbieMcCauley | Dec 6, 2019 |
about an English immigrant family, mother , son & daughter,who are shipwrecked while they are sailing to New Zealand in the early 1840's to join their husband / father who had settled earlier. When they are advised by the captain to abandon ship the mother pins a diamond brooch to her daughter Amy to keep them safe. This brooch is a family heirloom and is to be traded when they get to New Zealand to help set up the farm. They survive, but are separated and this is where the adventure begins as they encounter the deceitful Uncle Frank & Harold who are hell bent on relievign them of their heirloom.
The story has many twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. ( )
  rata | Jan 31, 2011 |
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Young English immigrants Ethan and Amy Melville find themselves shipwrecked on the remote and desolate coast of New Zealand. Fearing their mother has drowned, they decide to search for their father who is somewhere in the South Island. Danger is everywhere with settlers and local Māori fighting over land. Unprepared for life in the wild, Ethan and Amy team up with two young strangers. But can they trust Meg, a petty thief, and Tama, an escaped Māori slave? Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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