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Tris understands underrunners, the vast network of tunnels that create great crumbling holes and gashes on his land. He won't share this world with anyone--until he meets Winola. . . . Master of suspense Margaret Mahy spins a thrilling tale of mystery and intrigue.
Published April 1st 1992 by Viking Juvenile
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Books written by authors from Australia and New Zealand really do have a different flavor to them. This was a bit of a mystery, a bit of coming-of-age, exciting and subtle at the same time. Based on the 1/2 doz. books I've read so far by her, Mahy deserves to be better known in the US. This one's probably best for ages 10-13 or so - it's a little more complex than, say, The Five Sisters.
To my shame, I am a child of 80s New Zealand and this is the first Margaret Mahy novel I read. I don't think this is one of her better known works. The New Zealand-ness of it shone through. It was like a trip home, as well as back in time. My family owned a Triumph Herald for a time, too.

The relationships of the characters reminded me a little of Bridge to Terabithia, with the boy/girl friendship and I kept worrying that one of those underrunners was going to cave in. (But no -- this is a story
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Margaret Mahy was a well-known New Zealand author of children's and young adult books. While the plots of many of her books have strong supernatural elements, her writing concentrates on the themes of human relationships and growing up.

Her books The Haunting and The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance both received the Carnegie Medal of the British Library Association. There have 100 children's boo
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