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Lasenby, Jack

Overview
Works: 44 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 1,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous stories  Young adult works  Science fiction  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.L32715, 823.2
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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 )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
With rumors that the Japanese are to invade New Zealand, George's family moves into the bush country to survive
The lake by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A thirteen year-old girl runs away from her stepfather and mother to a lake
Uncle Trev and his whistling bull by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
More humorous stories of life on the farm with Uncle Trev and his family set in New Zealand during the 1930s
Old Drumble by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Old Drumble, the smartest, cunningest, cleverest sheep dog there ever was
Calling the gods by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 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 95 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
Tīare te kea whakatara by Jack Lasenby( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Maori and held by 84 libraries worldwide
A trouble-making bird is captured and taken to a zoo, but he escapes and heads for home
Aunt Effie and the island that sank by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 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
Rewi te tia whero by Jack Lasenby( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in English and Maori and held by 79 libraries worldwide
An orphaned fawn becomes a pet for Billy and helps to rescue him after a nasty accident. Suggested level: primary, intermediate
Aunt Effie's ark by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 libraries worldwide
In this story Aunt Effie dressed in her green canvas invalid's pyjamas, hibernates all winter, leaving her 26 resourceful nieces and nephews to deal with snowstorm and flood, ravening monsters, a barnful of hungry animals and a wild ark-ride over the vast untrodden Ureweras. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Mr. Bluenose by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 73 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
Taur by Jack Lasenby( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 69 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 ... 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?"--Back cover. Sequel to: Because we were the Travellers
The lies of Harry Wakatipu by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A collection of fantastic stories about New Zealand, as told by Harry Wakatipu, a lazy, bad-tempered pack horse and the biggest liar in the history of the Vast Untrodden Ureweras!
The conjuror by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 59 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 59 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 )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 58 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
The waterfall by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
When a polio epidemic threatens the children of Waharua, the children of the Seddon Street Gang are sent, along with Denny, to Denny's uncle's farm to protect them from the epidemic. There they have more adventures, in this stand-alone sequel to Dead man's head
Uncle Trev by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Uncle Trev and the great South Island plan by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Uncle Trev's tall tales and madcap schemes win him the admiration of his nephew. Mum, however thinks Uncle Trev should spend less time spinning yarns and gambling and spend more energy on his farm
Harry Wakatipu by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A series of stories about Harry Wakatipu, the worst, laziest pack-horse who's ever lived. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
 
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Alternative Names
Lasenby, John Millen
Languages
English (52)
Maori (2)
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