Castaway : Disappointment Island, 1907 / Bill O'Brien.

By: O'Brien, Bill, 1946- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand storyPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2010Description: 207 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cmISBN: 9781869439910 (pbk.); 1869439910 (pbk.)Subject(s): Shipwrecks -- New Zealand -- Auckland Islands -- Children's fiction | Survival -- Children's fiction | Shipwrecks -- Children's fiction | Auckland Islands (N.Z.) -- Fiction | Orphans -- Children's fiction | Diaries -- Children's fiction | Castaways -- Children's fiction | Dundonald (Ship) -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. DDC classification: NZ823.3 Summary: Life in the orphanage is often brutal and Sam decides to break away and work his passage to Sydney on a ship. From there he plans to go to America to find his brother. Unfortunately he chooses the ill-fated Dundonald to work his passage. Only weeks out from Sydney the Dundonald is wrecked and Sam is one of 15 sailors cast away on Disappointment Island (part of the Auckland Islands group). Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Novel for children.

Originally published: 2006. (My story).

Life in the orphanage is often brutal and Sam decides to break away and work his passage to Sydney on a ship. From there he plans to go to America to find his brother. Unfortunately he chooses the ill-fated Dundonald to work his passage. Only weeks out from Sydney the Dundonald is wrecked and Sam is one of 15 sailors cast away on Disappointment Island (part of the Auckland Islands group). Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

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