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An adventure story for 6 to 9-year-olds. Set in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. "Lying in my sleeping bag I’m so excited I can hardly wait ...!
 Today we are off on a mystery trip. Sam and I tried to guess where it might be ...
 The swimming hole?
 The bush track?
 Or maybe the flying fox?
 Yeah. That would be cool ...!” Follow Sam and Josh on their adventures with the gannets at Cape Kidnappers. More

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About Vicky Adin

Vicky Adin is a New Zealand author living on the North Shore of Auckland within walking distance of the beach, the coffee shops and inspiration.

Three words sum up her passion in life: family, history and language. After decades of genealogical research and a life-long love affair with words (she actually enjoyed writing essays at school) she has combined her skills to write poignant novels that weave family and history together, based on real people, with real experiences in a way that makes the past come alive.

She confesses to a vibrant and varied career that enriched her life and now provides a lot of inspiration. She wonders what the next twenty years will bring.

Under The PastFinders Logo, Vicky Adin writes stories about families: love, loss and renewal.

Daniel is the dramatised, biographical narrative of a disillusioned soldier, New Zealand pioneer, patriarch, and pacifist.

The Cornish Knot is the engaging story of Megan, a widow who mysteriously receives her great-grandmother’s journal written a hundred years earlier. She embarks on a journey to trace her family tree, uncovering secrets and by following the footsteps of her ancestor, finds herself immersed in the world of art in Cornwall, Florence and New Zealand.

Next in The PastFinders series is The Art of Secrets, a soul-searching novel concerning two women: Emma Wade, a young journalist and Charlotte Day, an ageing and reclusive author. Both have suffered hardships and trust no one. They both hide behind a façade. They both need redemption. Will they find it by sharing their pain?

Kazam! Is a children’s illustrated adventure story set in New Zealand and based on real events. It was written for her grandsons, who wanted pictures as well as words.

Vicky Adin holds a Master degree with Honours in English and Education. When not writing you will find her reading – she is an avid reader of historical novels, family sagas and contemporary women’s stories; travelling with her life long partner and biggest fan; spending time with her children and grandchildren, or gardening.

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Review by: Adrienne Morris on Sep. 03, 2013 :
What a gorgeous little children's book! Absolutely beautiful illustrations and a lovely story. It's so nice to see some New Zealand-based stories. A wonderful present for young children.
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