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Take the long path / Joan de Hamel ; with illustrations and maps by Gareth Floyd.

By: De Hamel, Joan.
Contributor(s): Floyd, Gareth, 1940-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Shore, N.Z. : Puffin, 2007Description: 128 pages : maps, 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143303497 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Ghosts -- Juvenile fiction | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Juvenile fiction | Family problems -- Fiction | Whakapapa | Māori -- Juvenile fiction | Family problems -- Juvenile fiction | Death -- Juvenile fiction | Penguins -- Juvenile fiction | Yellow-eyed penguin -- Juvenile fiction | New Zealand -- Juvenile fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Teenage ghost stories. | Children's ghost stories. | Teen fiction. | Children's fiction.DDC classification: Children's Fiction Awards: Winner of the Esther Glen AwardSummary: Life on the coastal farm becomes much more interesting for David when he meets an old Māori man who tells him about his tribal history. But he soon learns that Old Tama is not who he seems. Learning why Old Tama's ghost has returned to these lands leads David to some important self-discoveries. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Life on the farm becomes much more interesting for David when he discovers a penguin nest nearby. The subsequent presence of an interesting old Maori man doubles the attraction of this special place that David has discovered.

Novel for children.

Originally published: Guildford : Lutterworth, 1978.

Life on the coastal farm becomes much more interesting for David when he meets an old Māori man who tells him about his tribal history. But he soon learns that Old Tama is not who he seems. Learning why Old Tama's ghost has returned to these lands leads David to some important self-discoveries. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

Winner of the Esther Glen Award

Suitable 8 - 12 years

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