If you like ... NZ disaster fiction for kids
Annotation:An exciting trip home to Wellington becomes a fight for survival as the interisland ferry, Wahine, is thrown on to jagged rocks and begins to sink. Will fifteen-year-old twins Sandra and Stuart make it to shore?
Annotation:Lillian lives with her mother at Te Wairoa, where tourists come to see the Pink and White Terraces. But a mysterious ‘waka wairua’, a ghost canoe, has been seen on the lake, and a tohunga is prophesying doom and disaster.
Annotation:Debbie's grandmother gives her a copy of her ancestor's old sea journal. Is her long-dead relative trying to give her a message? When she is caught in the interisland ferry Wahine sinking, can the journal help her to survive? Part of the "My Story" series.
Annotation:James and his father have travelled to the village of Te Wairoa so that his father can paint the marvellous Pink and White Terraces. But one night the earth begins to shake, and an enormous volcanic eruption lights the sky. Mt Tarawera has erupted.
Annotation:Peter is a scout, and his patrol is travelling by train to Auckland to compete in a first aid contest. But it is Christmas Eve, 1953, and the crater wall of Mt Ruapehu has collapsed, sending a torrent of mud, water and ice down into the Whangehu River, and smashing the rail bridge near the small town of Tangiwai.
Annotation:It is the time of the Great Depression, and Katie Bourke’s family are finding it a struggle to keep food on the table. But when Katie returns to school after the summer holidays, everything appears to be normal until the classroom floor begins to shake…
Annotation:It is 1935 during the Great Depression, and Amy’s Dad is working on the new Milford Road in Fiordland. But the risk from avalanches is high, especially in the area where the Homer Tunnel is being driven through the mountains…