Take the Long Path

Take the Long Path

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Life on the farm becomes much more interesting for David when he discovers a penguin nest nearby. The subsequent presence of an interesting old Maori man doubles the attraction of this special place that David has discovered. It soon becomes clear to the reader that Old Tama is a ghost. David begins to suspect as much as he discovers more about the old man's tribal history. Learning why Old Tama's ghost has returned to these lands leads David to some important self-discoveries. Winner of the Esther Glen Award for Fiction.
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 014330349X
  • 9780143303497

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Joan De Hamel is a children's writer whose popular stories have a timeless appeal. She has twice won national awards: the 1979 Esther Glen Medal for Take the Long Path (1978), and the 1985 A.W. Reed Memorial Award for Hemi's Pet (1985). Her other titles include The Third Eye (1987); Hideaway (1992); and Hemi and the Shortie Pyjamas (1996). In addition to writing and teaching, Joan de Hamel has for many years been a breeder of goats and donkeys.
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