Staying Home

Staying Home

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Imagine you wake up one morning and discover that a pandemic is sweeping the country and you can't leave your house. You have to stay home for more than a few days - possibly weeks and maybe even months. Pretty soon you'll run out of food, there'll be no electricity, no telephone, no internet and the only people you can count on are your family and closest neighbours. For 12-year-old Zac Flint and his family this is the reality they face. In the small town of Hansen the inhabitants wait for the pandemic to hit while calling on their own resourcefulness to survive. Written in the form of a diary it highlights the tenuous nature of today's communities and the challenges we face when our most basic needs are threatened.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143305697
  • 9780143305699

About Jesse O

Jesse O is the pseudonym of Jessica le Bas - award winning poet and author of Walking to Africa, a brutally honest account of her own teenage daughter's mental illness. Jessica lives in Nelson and as well as being mother to seven children she has also worked for the United Nations, as private secretary to a government minister, truck driver and restaurant manager. She is currently teaching secondary school maths and English. Her collection of poetry (Incognito) won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for the Best First Book of Poetry at the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. This is her first children's book.
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