When a family moves onto a farm they discover that there is a battlefield on the property. At first, the children play in the overgrown rifle pits and trenches, but gradually, they begin to wonder what really happened there. This is a story about a girl who discovers that she may have had ancestors who fought on both sides during the colonial land wars. What were those wars really like Ã�Â�Ã�Â¢Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â�Ã�Â� and what does it mean to be of such mixed ancestryT The book finishes with a page of information about the New Zealand Land Wars.
Don Long is the Pacific Publisher for Learning Media. He is well published in both educational and consumer areas for children. His passion is to establish the stories of Maori and Pacific Island children into the fabric of the lives of all children in New Zealand. Don lives in Wellington.