Cuz

River is offered the chance to crew on his uncle’s trawler – a coastal trip to get a new engine.

He finds his cousin Huia annoying – she’s all about Māoritanga while he can’t even speak the language.

When an accident leaves the two cousins stranded on the coast of Fiordland they must work together to save themselves.

(Includes information on survival, bush lore, natural remedies, bush tucker and map of the region.)

Written by Liz van der Laarse

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Description

For readers 10+ (main character is 13 y.o.)

A Storylines Notable Book 2018 and Christchurch Libraries top cover pick 2018.

Read the first chapter of Cuz.

Reviews

What Book Next ~ Like Hatchet, Cuz is a story of survival, strength, courage and determination. It’s also more than that – a tale of family connections through past generations, to the land and nature who will provide if you know her secrets. Cuz is a New Zealand story which will be enjoyed by both kiwi and international readers alike. In the back of the book is a section on the plants etc that River and Huia rely on for their lives. Cracker Kiwi fiction!

About the Kiwi author

Liz van der Laarse is a pre and early teen fiction writer. She has taught in Far North schools as a primary, intermediate and secondary school teacher for over 27 years. Her first book, Trouble Patch (Reed), was released in 2000, and Not Even (Reed, 2002) was placed in the Storylines Notable Book List (2003) in the Junior Fiction category. Liz van der Laarse has also written articles for Wilderness Magazine and for local newspapers.

 

Additional information

First published

2018

Format

Paperback edition

ISBN

9780473421885

Page count

168

Published by

One Tree House

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