By Maurice Gee
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780395624289, 176pp.)
Publication Date: October 1992
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Set in New Zealand at the beginning of World War I, this novel depicts four children who band together to find out who has been setting fire to buildings all over town.
Maurice Gee is an acclaimed novelist from New Zealand. His books are frequent bestsellers in his homeland. One, The Halfman of O, was the winner of the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award, and Under the Mountain was a popular television serial.
"A well-wrought thriller that brings an entire community vividly and believably to life." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers