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Lasenby, Jack

Overview
Works: 60 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 2,286 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Young adult works  Science fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.L315, NZ823.2
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Publications about Jack Lasenby
Publications by Jack Lasenby
Most widely held works by Jack Lasenby
The mangrove summer by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1941 a group of cousins, staying on the east coast of the Coromandel to escape a possible Japanese invasion, decide that to survive they need to fend for themselves in the mangroves without the adults, with tragic results
The lake by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A thirteen year-old girl runs away from her stepfather and mother to a lake
Aunt Effie by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Aunt Effie has six gigantic pig dogs, twenty six nieces and nephews and a never-ending supply of stories. She also has the ability to transport her nieces and nephews into her stories, which include logging kauri in the Coromandel, building a scow to transport the logs, and fighting off pirates in the Hauraki Gulf. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Uncle Trev and his whistling bull by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
More humorous stories of life on the farm with Uncle Trev and his family set in New Zealand during the 1930's. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Old Drumble by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Set in the small Waikato town of Waharoa in the 1930's. Jack Jackman is a young boy who wants to be a stock drover and has a special relationship with an old family friend, Andy the Drover. Andy shares yarns and adventures with Jack each week when he drives a mob of sheep or cattle through the main street with the help of his dog, Old Drumble and his horse, Nosy. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Calling the gods by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Banishment is the cruellest punishment, and Selene is being driven out unjustly by her own people. A story of violence, love and courage, of leadership and betrayal, a tale of a young woman's heroic persistence against impossible odds. First person recount. Suggested level: secondary
The haystack by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Maggie, who grows up without her mother, during the Great Depression in the little Waikato dairying township of Waharoa. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Aunt Effie and the island that sank by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Aunt Effie is restless. She and her 26 nieces and nephews are off again in the scow Margery Daw on a treasure hunt across the pirate-infested waterways of the Hauraki Gulf and The Waikato. Meanwhile back in Auckland One Tree Hill has sprung a leak and Rangitoto Island is sinking while the Prime Minister gambles away the nation's taxes in the Casino Tower. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Tiare te kea whakatara by Jack Lasenby( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Maori and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Charlie the cheeky kea gets more than he bargained for when he is sent to Wellington Zoo; but captivity is not for Charlie, and after an adventurous time he finds his way home to the mountains. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Billy and Old Smoko by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Taur by Jack Lasenby( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Pursued by the hateful Salt Men, Ish flees south with his friend Taur, the mute Bull Man. But nowhere is there refuge from the brutal squint-face, who wants his greenstone god back, and wants Ish's life. Across the ice loom the mountains of the South Land. Is there a future there, in the land of the mountain that ate the sun? Is there escape from relentless pursuit?Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
When Mum went funny by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
It is war-time New Zealand and with Dad away, Mum has to run the farm and feed four children. Sometimes the stress of it all gives her funny ideas. Ideas like trying to sell off the children, making nail soup, and sleeping out in a haystack to catch whoever's 'bandicooting' the potatoes! Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Mr Bluenose by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A young girl befriends Mr Bluenose and he in turn tells her some fairly fantastic stories - how he got his name, how he ate a fisherman and various other imaginative tales. Set in Waharoa during the Depression era. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The tears of Harry Wakatipu by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
More adventures of Harry Wakatipu, the laziest horse that ever lived. Harry Wakatipu returns to the Hopuruahine Hut, and out of the mythical mists of the bush .303 from the hip, learns his dogs to walk on water, slays the first of Grim Inscrutable Wolves, and lives all winter on a single moa's egg. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
The lies of Harry Wakatipu by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories featuring Harry Wakatipu, a lazy, bad-tempered pack-horse and the biggest liar in the history of the vast untrodden Ureweras. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
The conjuror by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
A teenage couple plan and execute their escape from Moory, a future settlement ruled by the evil conjuror using cruelty, superstition and a class system based on eye colour. Suggested level:secondary
The battle of Pook Island by Jack Lasenby( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
When the gang discover that a flood has turned the creek into a lake with an island, they set about building canoes and a fort; but unknown to them, they are being watched. The third book in the Seddon Street Gang series. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary
Dead man's head by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
The grown-ups thought the Waharua belonged to them and tried to keep the children out of all the best places. But with a long summer to fill, Denny's gang had their own ideas. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Harry Wakatipu comes the mong by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
An entertaining story about an old Urewera hunter with a moustache and a sneaky, greedy old packhorse called Harry Wakatipu. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Kalik by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
"Ish is introduced to Lutha's Headland, a cruel and primitive society driven by fear and superstition. He quickly distrusts a quality in Lutha and her beautiful, elegant friend and lieutenant Kalik. Ish wishes to escape but he realises he cannot go alone, as this would mean leaving behind a group of terrorised children"--Back cover. Suggested level: secondary
 
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Alternative Names
Lasenby, John Millen
Languages
English (70)
Maori (1)
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