Books for boys

By Ann Packer In Books

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4th June, 2011
Summer at the bach – a classic Kiwi holiday scenario. But all is not well in Jill Harris’s new novel, AT THE LAKE ­(HarperCollins, $19.99). With their dad away in Oz in search of work, Simon and Jem have had their world turned upside down. Although their grand­father Barney is staunchly at the centre of the boys’ lives at the lake, other things have changed: a house-moving firm has taken over paddocks where they once played, surrounding the old woolshed with houses on blocks behind a barbed ...

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