Dunger

Dunger Book Cover Alternating chapters are narrated by eleven-year-old William and his fourteen-year-old sister Melissa. Due to financial problems, their holiday in Queenstown is cancelled and the siblings are roped into staying with their bickering, hippie grandparents to help fix up their old bach (holiday house) in Sounds.  William and Melissa are taken out of their comfort zone and must survive without cell-phones and electricity, but their hard work is rewarded with one thousand dollars apiece.  When an accident occurs, Melissa and Will’s ability to work together is put to the test and they finally realize what it means to be a family. cc
Title: Dunger
Author: Joy Cowley
Publisher
: Gecko Press
Copyright
: 2013
Original language
: English
ISBN
: 978-1-877579-46-2
Paperback pages
: 168
Age range
: 10 up
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: New Zealand
Author’s residence
: New Zealand
Awards
: 2014 New Zealand Post Book Award
Subjects
: Brothers and sisters, Grandparents, New Zealand, Oceania

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