Hero Of The Hill (H/B)

Author: Joy Cowley
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  • : $27.00(NZD)
  • : 9781775431961
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
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  • : September 2013
  • : New Zealand
  • : September 2013
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  • : books

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  • : Joy Cowley
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  • : Hardback
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  • : Philip Webb
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  • : 823.2
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  • : Colour illustrations
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Barcode 9781775431961
9781775431961

Description

Engine H One-Ninety-Nine worked the Wairarapa line, pulling carriages up the steep incline of the Rimutaka Hill. It’s a darned long way to the summit of the Rimutakas, and a steep climb at that. But Engine H 199 used to do its bit to get people and freight through the Rimutaka Ranges. At the end of the story, which is told in Cowley’s faultless rhyme and rhythm, is a double-page fact spread about the locomotives and brake vans that were needed to achieve this feat.

Author description

Joy Cowley is a prolific, widely published and much-celebrated writer of fiction for adults and children. She began her career writing short stories and novels, followed by children’s literature. She has written a remarkable range of children’s books and stories. Philip Webb is a Wellington-based illustrator who is best known for his illustrations in Diana Neild’s Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig series. Two titles he illustrated for Scholastic have received Honour Awards at the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards — Dragor and Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig.