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Author Hunt, Des, 1941-

Title Where cuckoos call / Des Hunt.

Published Auckland [N.Z.] : HarperCollins, 2007.


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 UniM Store QA  18468    AVAILABLE
Physical description 175 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Where Cuckoos Call tells the story of a migratory shining cuckoo, raised by 12 year old Ben Mansfield, a keen ornithologist who looks after endangered birds nesting in a sheltered bay on his family farm in the Coromandel Peninsula. Ben and his mum are dealing with the long term effects of his father's debilitating illness, and when it looks as if the farm will have to be sold, Ben's life turns upside down. He must grow up fast as change threatens his family, his home, and his beloved birds, when a resort development is unveiled and marauding hoons hit the beaches on motocross bikes. But Ben finds and unexpected ally - and his decision to defy his father and raise an orphaned Shining Cuckoo takes him far across the Pacific to Vanuatu. But the same ally also lands him in serious trouble when a misguided attempt to help backfires, landing him in deep trouble once again.
Subject Wildlife conservation -- New Zealand -- Coromandel Peninsula -- Juvenile fiction.
Birds -- New Zealand -- Coromandel Peninsula -- Juvenile fiiction.
Birds -- Conservation -- Juvenile fiction.
Coromandel Peninsula (N.Z.) -- Fiction.
Children's stories, New Zealand.
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