The Eel Hunt

It's summer in the '70s and an idea is hatched to go eel hunting on the Manawatu River. With home-made spears, under the cloak of darkness, the intrepid eelers set off. But everything does not go according to plan. The river is darker and deeper than expected, the eels are slippery and determined not to be caught , and a gruesome discovery is made....

Eeling was common in the 1960s and '70s when eels were large and plentiful in New Zealand. Learn how our unique longfin eel is now threatened and needs our protection.

Book Specifications

Paperback, 210 x 277mm, 40pp
Cover: Laminate gloss, embossed title, gold foil effect
Cost $21.95

ISBN: 978-0-473-29775-6

AWARDS 2015:
First Place in Cultural Diversity
First Place in Best Cover Design and Interior Design,
Second Place in Historical Fiction
Honorable Mentions in Picture Book - 6 & Older and Best Illustrations
US Purple Dragonfly book awards are given for
excellence in children's literature

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