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Night race to Kawau

By: Duder, TessaMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: North Shore, N.Z. : Puffin, 2007Description: 206 pages : 1 map ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143303459 (pbk.) :Subject(s): Yacht racing -- Juvenile fiction | Yachts -- Juvenile fiction | Accidents -- Juvenile fiction | Yacht racing -- Fiction | Yachts -- Fiction | Accidents -- Fiction | Sailing -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers -- Juvenile fiction | Storms -- Juvenile fiction | Yacht racing -- Teen fiction | Yachts -- Teen fiction | Accidents -- Teen fiction | Yacht racing -- Teenage fiction | Yachts -- Teenage fiction | Accidents -- Teenage fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand | Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana (N.Z.) -- Juvenile fiction | Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana (N.Z.) -- Fiction | Hauraki Gulf/Tīkapa Moana (N.Z.) -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teen fiction. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Awards: Gaelyn Gordon Award | Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award, 2005Summary: Twelve-year-old Sam is thrilled when she discovers that Dad has decided the whole family will be taking part in the night race to Kawau Island in their boat, Aratika. But what sounds like an exciting challenge goes drastically wrong when a gale suddenly blows up as night starts to fall, and Dad is knocked unconscious while trying to take the spinnaker down. Can Sam and her mother sail the Aratika through the gale and bring their family to safe harbour? Suggested level: secondary.
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Children's Fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

An award-winning classic from the author of the Alex quartet.

For 40 years, this adrenaline-packed winner of the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book has been gripping Kiwi kids.


'He's not there, Mum. He's fallen overboard.'

What started as an exciting challenge turns into a nightmare when a gale unexpectedly develops during the night race to Kawau Island. Sam and her mother suddenly find themselves in charge of their yacht with a dangerous task ahead of them. It is the early 1980s, and technology on the yacht is limited- they are on their own.

Will Sam be able to save her family?

Novel for young adults.

Originally published: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press, 1982.

Twelve-year-old Sam is thrilled when she discovers that Dad has decided the whole family will be taking part in the night race to Kawau Island in their boat, Aratika. But what sounds like an exciting challenge goes drastically wrong when a gale suddenly blows up as night starts to fall, and Dad is knocked unconscious while trying to take the spinnaker down. Can Sam and her mother sail the Aratika through the gale and bring their family to safe harbour? Suggested level: secondary.

Gaelyn Gordon Award

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