Cyclone Bola: Gisborne, 1988 (My New Zealand Story)

Author(s): Kath Beattie

NZ Middle Fiction 8-12-year-olds

March 2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Cyclone Bola was one of the costliest cyclones in the history of New Zealand. When Amy’s parents decide to go and sail a yacht back to New Zealand from Vanuatu, Amy is sent to stay with her great uncle and aunt on a vineyard near Gisborne. When reports of Bola start coming through, Amy’s initial worry is for her parents … then the cyclone moves closer, and strikes the East Coast of New Zealand with devastating effect.


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Growing up in the country, Kath says her family was too poor for many books, and it wasn’t until she became a boarder at Epsom Girls Grammar that she discovered her first library! A former teacher, Dunedin-based Kath is now retired but is a keen outdoors person who has travelled and lived in many countries. Kath has authored one other title in the My New Zealand Story series, Gumdigger (formerly My Story: Poor Man’s Gold).

General Fields

  • : 9781775431008
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : Scholastic New Zealand
  • : March 2013
  • : 196x128mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kath Beattie
  • : Black and white
  • : 170
  • : Paperback