Crown Park

Jack Stewart hates his new life in Taupo. Everyone at school picks on him; his only friend is a stray cat called Chainsaw; and his parents are always away working.

Then he meets Fluoro, Taupo’s most visible street person. Fluoro’s home is an an old explosion crater in Crown Park where steam and poisonous gases still hiss and ooze from the ground. Jack learns that Fluoro has chosen his place, not just for the heat coming from deep inside the earth but because it provides a link to the last eruption of Lake Taupo, two thousand years before.

With Fluoro’s help, Jack learns to take his mind back to when moa and ancient animals faced one of the world’s greatest eruptions. Along with a group of creatures called the Luce Crew, they embark on a rescue mission that not only threatens animals in the past, but humans in the present.

Written by Des Hunt

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Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × .8 cm

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Torea Press

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