A powerful new historical novel from one of New Zealand’s best-loved YA authors
An exciting new novel from the author of Alex.
In September 1840, two ships arrive on the shores of the Waitemata Harbour to establish Auckland, the new capital of New Zealand. Among the settlers on board the Platina is young Harry, travelling alone and determined to return to family in England. But the more immediate challenge is finding food and shelter – and hiding the truth about Harry’s real identity and what was left behind in Van Diemen’s Land.
Imprint: Penguin Books NZ
Publication date: 02/05/2023