Earthquake! : the diary of Katie Bourke, Napier, 1930-31 / written by Janine McVeagh.

By: McVeagh, Janine, 1946- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: My New Zealand storyPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2011Edition: Redesigned edDescription: 167 pages : illustrations ; 20 cmISBN: 9781775430155; 1775430154 Subject(s): Depressions -- 1929- -- New Zealand -- Children's fiction | Napier (N.Z.) -- Children's fiction | New Zealand -- Social conditions -- 1918-1945 -- Children's fiction | Earthquakes -- Children's fiction | Family life -- Children's fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: On the day of her father's funeral, 11 year-old Katie Bourke begins a diary. It is 1930 and New Zealand is in the grip of the Great Depression. Money is scarce and even basic necessities are hard to find. Katie describes how she longs to escape the boredom of school and do something to help her struggling family. Then a disaster happens which turns every body's world upside down. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
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Novel for children.

Previous ed: 2004. (My story).

Cover subtitle: Napier, 1930-31.

On the day of her father's funeral, 11 year-old Katie Bourke begins a diary. It is 1930 and New Zealand is in the grip of the Great Depression. Money is scarce and even basic necessities are hard to find. Katie describes how she longs to escape the boredom of school and do something to help her struggling family. Then a disaster happens which turns every body's world upside down. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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