The Fire-Raiser

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 1, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 172 pages
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When a strange man is seen fleeing the scene after Dargie's stables catch fire, Kitty Wix and her friend, Irene, join forces with Kitty's brother, Noel, and his friend, Phil, to investigate. Reprint.
  

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This book is brilliantly descriptive, right from page one an arsonist holds a small NZ rural community at ransom by lighting fires. By page 3 you'll read how he craves to set fire to a building and ... Read full review

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Contents

The Red Balaclava
7
Miss Perez
18
Bucks Hole
32
Clippy Pays a Call
48
The Letter
64
At Chalmers Warehouse
75
The Ram
87
Kitty Plays the Piano
101
The Moon and Other Things
113
Britannia Meets the Kaiser
124
Girlies Hole
142
The White Lady
157
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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.

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