Nitty Gritty 1 - Escape : 9781442524439

Nitty Gritty 1 - Escape

 
Edition
 
ISBN
 
9781442524439
ISBN 10
 
144252443X
Published
 
30/10/2009
Published by
 
Pearson New Zealand
Pages
 
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$15.40
 
 
 
Description

“Asha! Are you there? It’s Katin! Asha?”

The only answers were a squawk from a startled chicken and the distant cry of seagulls. No face appeared at any of the narrow windows. There was no answering call from Asha. Not even a whisper on the breeze. . .

The port city of Suq, on the island of Socotra, is a bustling centre of sea-going trade in the days of the Byzantine Empire – a crossroads where races and cultures meet. It is also the home of Katin Alexis, from a family of Greek fisherfolk, and her best friend Asha Patel, the daughter of a struggling Indian trader. The girls are best friends, so why has Asha disappeared without a word to her? And why is Katin’s father whispering in the night about Asha and her brother being sent to Alexandria to work as slaves? It seems that Katin cannot get the truth from anyone. And time may be running out for Asha…

Nitty Gritty Novels - Level 1
Reading Level 9-11 years

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 Dark Stone Eye  Scot Gardner  Mystery  9781442528413
 Deep Ark 6  Stu Duval  Science Fiction 9781442528390
 Doppelganger  Alison Lohans  Mystery 9781442527638
 Escape  Glynne MacLean  Historical Fiction 9781442524439
 Hot Money  Bill Nagelkerke  Adventure 9781442528406
 The Intruder  John Lockyer  Science Fiction 9781442527591
 Memory Bones  Melaina Faranda  Historical Fiction 9781442524798
 Petronas  Tina Shaw  Fantasy 9781442524682
 Pictures  Linda Aksomitis  Adventure  9781442527621
 Rat Keeper, Cat Keeper  Jillian Sullivan  Contemporary Fiction 9781442524477
 Super Sister  Gary Cross  Fantasy 9781442527607
 Trouble Jones  Tom Bradley  Contemporary Fiction 9781442527614
       
 Teacher's Guide      9781442528772

Author biography

Glynne MacLean has written several novels for young people, including Roivan, a sci-fi novel for young teenagers that won the 2003 Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best New Talent as well as being a finalist in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards Best Novel category. It was also listed as a NZ Listener Best Book of 2003 and made the Children’s Literature Foundation of New Zealand List of Notable Books in 2004.

Glynne has written two previous Nitty Gritty novels – The Spiral Chrysalis (NG2) and The Time Stealers (NG3).