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The Haystack

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  20 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A vintage Jack Lasenby tale set in Waharoa, the same town and Depression years as the setting for Old Drumble, and featuring some of the same characters. This time the protagonist is Maggie, a young girl being raised by her widowed father, with the help of the whole village.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 5th 2010 by HarperCollins
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ajaleyah taylor
Aug 11, 2013 ajaleyah taylor rated it it was amazing
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I decided to read this book because i got given the book for Christmas a couple of years ago. i have read it a numerous ampnt of times are really enjoyed it.

the category this book fits into is a book written by a new zealander. i found this category interesting because i think that it is important to read books written by people who are where you come from as this tells us that even someone from nz can make it.

my favorite quote from the book is "milly and aggie looked at me. I laid my finger on
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Sep 13, 2013 Issie Cassidy rated it really liked it
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I decided to read this book because I had read another book that the author had written called Old Drumble. Old Drumble was an award winning book so I wanted to read another one of his books because I liked it so much.

This book completes the category "A book written by a New Zealander". This book was set in the 1930's in a town in New Zealand called Wahoroa. Not only was this book relatable because of the weather, the farming and the cities and towns mentioned, but I also learned about what it w
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This was an OK read. Good for the period details, story a bit bland.
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Jack Lasenby is an editor and writer of children's books. He is from New Zealand. From 1969 to 1975, Lasenby edited the School Journal, which had previously been edited by the poets James K. Baxter, Alistair Campbell, and Louis Johnson. His work with School Journal brought him into close contact with leading authors and illustrators of children's books. Lasenby has been honored many times, receivi ...more
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