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A book for 8-14 year olds, set in New Zealand.
Jason and his twin sister meet Shawn Morris when he drops from the sky in a light airplane accident onto their farm. Shawn is there to do some testing for an oil company. Jason's dad has granted the oil company permission to test in return for some much needed monetary assistance for the farm however there is conflict in the f
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published 2009 by Scholastic
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The Secret of Jelly Mountain will connect well with readers with its rural setting, limestone formations, history and wildlife. The developmental stages it explores of family values, becoming aware of ethics versus economic survival, defining and defending ones own beliefs, and personal growth, secrets, maps and hidden places, will engage boys and girls alike. They use video conferencing technology recognisable to our local school children that use it in their own classrooms.

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Des Hunt was a science and technology teacher for many years, interspersed with periods of curriculum development both in New Zealand and overseas. During this time he had several textbooks published to support the New Zealand curriculum. In recent years he has looked at other ways of interesting youngsters in science, creating computer games and writing non-fiction and fiction with scientific ...more
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