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Boyznbikes / Vince Ford.

By: Ford, Vince, 1970-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2006Description: 221 pages ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869437411 (pbk.); 1869437411 (pbk.) :.Other title: Boyz 'n' bikes | Boys 'n' bikes.Subject(s): New Zealand stories -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Juvenile fiction | Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction | Motorcycling -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction -- Juvenile fiction | Children's stories, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Parent and child -- Juvenile fiction | Motorcycles -- Juvenile fiction | Family relationships Juvenile fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand -- Juvenile fiction | Fathers and sons -- Young adult fiction | Families -- Young adult fiction | Motorcycling -- Young adult fictionGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Young adult fiction. | Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Awards: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2007 Finalist.Summary: After Callum gets into trouble at school, his parents decide he should join his father on his annual motorbike ride south. This annual event has been a mystery to Callum, always talked of in hushed whispers or avoided altogether. The prospect of the trip is no punishment for Callum. He's delighted. But the journey turns into a discovery, about his father, his family history, and himself. First person recount. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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A fiction title unashamedly written for boys. In the same vein as 'A Handful of Blue', this story starts out humourously but moves into an introspective mood. It is written in an unusual contemporary style that will apeal to teenagers. The story starts with a typical boy prank - trying to get a pair of shoes from the power lines outside the school grounds. The stunt almost costs Callum his life and he is suspended from school. Mum and Dad discuss the situation and decide he should accompany Dad on his annual motorbike ride wouth. The annual event has always been a mystery to Callum; it's always talked of in hushed whispers or avoided altogether. This is no punishment for Callum - he's delighted. But the journey turns in to a discovery - about his father, his family history, and himself.

Novel for children.

After Callum gets into trouble at school, his parents decide he should join his father on his annual motorbike ride south. This annual event has been a mystery to Callum, always talked of in hushed whispers or avoided altogether. The prospect of the trip is no punishment for Callum. He's delighted. But the journey turns into a discovery, about his father, his family history, and himself. First person recount. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2007 Finalist.

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