Author(s): Des Hunt
When something falls into the ice, it takes seven years to reappear. As it comes closer you can see its shadow in the ice. Seven years ago, a hunter was killed in a tragic accident. His body disappeared, some say into the ice, while some wonder if it was an accident. When Tony Hogan-White arrives in the tiny township of Fox Glacier, it isn't long before the stories surface about his odd new friend and his wacky kea. They draw him in, into mystery, adventure and into danger. But this time Tony is on his own, and it's not long before he starts to wonder if this time he's in too deep. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.
Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Junior Fiction 2008.
Des Hunt lives in the Coromandel, and is a well respected educationalist and retired teacher, responsible for writing the national primary schools science curriculum. Backlist includes: A Friend in Paradise, 2001 (FINALIST Junior Fiction in the 2002 NZ Post Childrens book awards); The Moa Cave, 2005; Frog Whistle Mine, 2006 (FINALIST Junior Fiction in the 2007 NZ Post Childrens book awards ? Announced May 2007); Where Cuckoos Call, 2007