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Sunken forest / Des Hunt.

By: Hunt, Des, 1941- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 269 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781775434030; 1775434036.Subject(s): School camps -- Children's fiction | Children of prisoners -- Children's fiction | Interpersonal conflict -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: "Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjustly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017 | Hawera Reading Vine
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Matt is sent to live with his Grandma when his dad serves time in prison. In a new school in the heart of his Dad's hometown, Matt faces the challenges of being in a class full of strangers and among people who remember his Dad as a young troublemaker. Matt is sent to a camp at Lake Waikaremoana for problem kids. He goes head to head with bullies but also makes some unexpected friends, including Elsa, a 100-year-old giant long-fin eel. Drama unfolds when Elsa's life is threatened when the dam at the lake bursts, and Matt comes to the rescue.

Novel for children.

"Sent to live with his grandmother in Hastings after his father is jailed, Matt becomes the victim of bad friends and false accusations. Sent off on a military-style school camp to the wilds of Lake Waikaremoana, Matt again gets in trouble for something he didn't do, and is unjustly punished. Not allowed to join his school friends on their activities, he spends time alone down by the lake where he discovers a massive eel. Unfortunately, news gets out about the eel Matt has nicknamed Elsa, and the class bad-boy, Cameron, is determined to kill it. Matt is determined not to let him ... but then, following a night of torrential rain, catastrophe strikes the camp and Matt ends up saving Cam's life."--Publisher information.

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