A sequel to Frog Whistle Mine. Tony Hogan-White now lives in Christchurch, with his Mum and her geologist partner. Tony and his new stepfather have a holiday bonding trip back to Fox Glacier, where another exciting adventure ensues. Combines ecothemes, NZ geology and flora and fauna, global warming and the foibles of human nature. Will be supported by superbly detailed teacher's notes. Written to appeal to the 9-12 readership successfully developed with his earlier books, with an increased print run. Special features will include additional material about glaciation and keas at the back of the book.
Des Hunt lives in the Coromandel, and is a well respected educationalist and retired teacher, responsible for writing the national primary schools science curriculum. Backlist includes: A Friend in Paradise, 2001 (FINALIST Junior Fiction in the 2002 NZ Post Childrens book awards); The Moa Cave, 2005; Frog Whistle Mine, 2006 (FINALIST Junior Fiction in the 2007 NZ Post Childrens book awards ? Announced May 2007); Where Cuckoos Call, 2007