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Dirt bomb / Fleur Beale.

By: Beale, Fleur.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2011Description: 208 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869795467 (pbk.) :; 1869795466 (pbk); 9781869795467 (pbk).Subject(s): Teenage boys -- Fiction | Money-making projects for children -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Automobiles -- Fiction | Young adult fiction, New Zealand | Young adult fiction | Teenage boys -- Teenage fiction | Money-making projects for children -- Teenage fiction | Friendship -- Teenage fiction | Automobiles -- Teenage fiction | Teenage boys -- Teen fiction | Friendship -- Teen fiction | Automobiles -- Teen fiction | Money-making projects for children -- Teen fiction | Adolescence -- Young adult fiction | Friendship -- Young adult fiction | Self-discovery -- Fiction | Moneymaking projects Fiction | Teenage boys -- Young adult fictionGenre/Form: Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Young adult fiction, New Zealand. | Teenage fiction, New Zealand. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: NZ823.2
Contents:
Novel for young adults. -Jake's life is sweet and he wouldn't change a thing. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Robbie has the idea of rescuing an old wreck from a ditch and making it into a paddock basher. Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all, it's even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job, but Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary. -Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are looming ahead of him in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...
Awards: New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Finalist 2012.Summary: Jake's life is sweet and he wouldn't change a thing. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Robbie has the idea of rescuing an old wreck from a ditch and making it into a paddock basher. Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all, it's even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job, but Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.
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Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two bestmates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century- rescue theold wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes!Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Evenstevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for aboss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go aheadwithout him. The summer holidays are looming ahead in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...

Novel for young adults.

Novel for young adults. -Jake's life is sweet and he wouldn't change a thing. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Robbie has the idea of rescuing an old wreck from a ditch and making it into a paddock basher. Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all, it's even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job, but Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary. -Jake's life is sweet. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Jake wouldn't change a thing. But then Robbie has the idea of the century: rescue the old wreck from the ditch and make it into a paddock basher. Yes! Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all. Even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job. Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. The summer holidays are looming ahead of him in a desert of boredom and friendlessness. He needs a game plan...

Jake's life is sweet and he wouldn't change a thing. He's got no money and doesn't have a mobile, but he's got two best mates; Buzz and Robbie. Buzz is generous and doesn't mind buying stuff for his mates. Robbie has the idea of rescuing an old wreck from a ditch and making it into a paddock basher. Buzz, however, puts a spanner in the works by saying he's not paying for it all, it's even stevens or no deal. Robbie gets a job, but Jake refuses. It's just not his style to work for a boss. But he desperately wants to drive that car, and the others are going to go ahead without him. Suggested level: intermediate, secondary.

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Finalist 2012.

Suitable 13 Years and Upwards

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards Finalist - 2012

LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award Finalist - 2012

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