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Wild pork and watercress / Barry Crump.

By: Crump, Barry [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland, New Zealand] : Penguin Books, 2016Copyright date: ©1986Edition: [New edition].Description: 202 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143573746 (paperback); 9780143573746.Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Fiction | Boys -- Fiction | Uncles -- Fiction | Hunting -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Wilderness survival -- Fiction | Pakiwaitara | Urewera National Park (N.Z.) -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 20th century.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: "When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vicissitudes of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn side-kick"--Publisher information. Hunt for the wilderpeople.
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This rattling good yarn has now been made into a major movie- Hunt For the Wilderpeople, directed and written by Taika Waititi, and starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison.

When Social Welfare threatens to put Ricky into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vagaries of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn side-kick.

Novel first published in 1986.

This edition has been published to coincide with the release of the film of the book, written and directed by Taika Waititi and entitled: Hunt for the wilderpeople.

"When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vicissitudes of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn side-kick"--Publisher information.

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