Billy and Old Smoko / Jack Lasenby.

Nā: Lasenby, Jack, 1931- [author.].
Momo rauemi: materialTypeLabelPukapukaKaiwhakaputa: Dunedin, N.Z. : Longacre Press, 2007Whakaahuatanga: 216 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9781877361869 ; 1877361860 .Ngā marau: Missing persons -- Children's fiction | Mothers -- Children's fiction | Horses -- Children's fiction | Waharoa (N.Z.) -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: Billy wakes to find his father all lackadaisical, and a strange woman burning the porridge. She reckons his real mother ran away, and he must call her Mum now. But Billy isn't stupid. With Old Smoko, a stately, talking horse whom he teaches to read, Billy looks for his real mum under the Kaimais, out the back of Waharoa. He learns the secret of Mount Te Aroha, hears the ancient Maori story of Snow White, and sees how Auckland got its electricity. He also goes pig hunting, plays footy, discovers roast pork and apple sauce sandwiches - and falls in love with the blue eyes of Harrietta.
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This is a mystery and thriller built on batty logic. It's a book to be read - and laughed - aloud to all children. Even those who've never had to tuck their mums and dads into bed.

Novel for children.

Billy befriends a talking horse and together they gradually piece together a series of loopy clues that reveal how a whole village of mothers have gone missing. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

Billy wakes to find his father all lackadaisical, and a strange woman burning the porridge. She reckons his real mother ran away, and he must call her Mum now. But Billy isn't stupid. With Old Smoko, a stately, talking horse whom he teaches to read, Billy looks for his real mum under the Kaimais, out the back of Waharoa. He learns the secret of Mount Te Aroha, hears the ancient Maori story of Snow White, and sees how Auckland got its electricity. He also goes pig hunting, plays footy, discovers roast pork and apple sauce sandwiches - and falls in love with the blue eyes of Harrietta.

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