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Lasenby, Jack

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Works: 37 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 2,068 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works 
Classifications: PZ7.L32715, NZ823.2
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Publications about Jack Lasenby
Publications by Jack Lasenby
Most widely held works about 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 184 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 159 libraries worldwide
A thirteen year-old girl runs away from her stepfather and mother to a lake
Old Drumble by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The adventures of Old Drumble, the smartest, cunningest, cleverest sheep dog there ever was
Calling the gods by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Because we were the travellers by Jack Lasenby( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
In a land called the Whykatto, south of the ruined city of Orklun, the sun rises angry in the sky. As the sky tur turns fiery, figures appear in the landscape: a boy and an old woman. Cast out by their tribe they make the journey alone. This is Ish's tale of rejection and survival. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
The haystack by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Depression-era story set in the town of Waharoa, about Maggie, a young girl being raised by her widowed father, with the help of the whole village. The whole of Waharoa is also banding together to beat the weather and bring in the harvest and build the haystack
Aunt Effie and the island that sank by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 86 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
Mr. Bluenose by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Billy and Old Smoko by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Aunt Effie by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 72 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
Aunt Effie's ark by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Undetermined and English and held by 71 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
When Mum went funny by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 70 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
The tears of Harry Wakatipu by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 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
Dead man's head by Jack Lasenby( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 66 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 conjuror by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
The battle of Pook Island by Jack Lasenby( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 64 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
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!
Aunt Effie and Mrs Grizzle by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Harry Wakatipu comes the mong by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 57 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
The waterfall by Jack Lasenby( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 55 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
 
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Alternative Names
Lasenby, John Millen
Languages
English (39)
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