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Conrad Cooper has just decided that Tane, the god of the forest, is the perfect guy to solve his problems. Leonie Agnew's Conrad Cooper's Last Stand is a surprising, brave and award-winning novel for young readers.

Winner of the Esther Glen Medal for Junior Fiction 2015
Storylines Notable Book Award 2015
 
'Conrad Cooper is the most lovable fictional character I have come across since Frankie Parsons in The 10pm Question . . . Agnew is an astounding writer . . . Everybody should read this, no matter what age.' Sarah Forster, We Love Books
'Agnew keeps the balance just right with humour and heart.' North & South 
'The story has integrity . . . Agnew's characterisation, relationships and dialogue are spot-on, and very funny'. Judges' report, LIANZA Children and Young Adult Book Awards
 
Dear Tane, I've never prayed to a god, so hope this is okay. If I get it wrong, don't strike me down with a thunderbolt or anything - I'm just a kid.
Conrad Cooper needs a favour. He's just found out about Tane, the god of the forest, and he's decided that Tane is the perfect guy to solve his family problems. After all, the more high-profile gods probably have huge waiting lists, right? In return, Conrad will do anything to repay Tane, no matter how much trouble it causes. But will a Maori god listen to the prayers of a ten-year-old Pakeha boy? And, worse still, does Tane even exist?
Set in 1978 against the Bastion Point occupation, Conrad Cooper's Last Stand is junior fiction full of humour but with a powerful core. Award-winning author Leonie Agnew has created a surprising, brave and completely engaging novel for young readers.

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  • Paperback

    9780143571193

    April 23, 2014

    Puffin

    RRP $14.99

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    9781743486115

    April 23, 2014

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