Welcome to KIWIreviews - product reviews
•  click here to return to the homepage  •
Welcome visitor.Join us or log in

Product reviews on KIWIreviews.co.nz : Thursday 14th November 2019 - 00:38:21

QuickSearch for:    What is QuickSearch?
QuickJump to:    What is QuickJump?
logon name: p/w:  
I want to:

You Are Here...

Home > Categories > Books > Kids - General > The Shearwater Bell review

« Stick Dudes: The Secret Four-ce reviewStick Dudes: The Secret Four-ce100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet review100 Most Disgusting Things on the Planet »

Score: 9.5/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 2494 - The Shearwater Bell
Author: Margaret Beams

The Shearwater Bell
Price:
$15.99
Sample/s Supplied by:
Click to search for all products supplied by Scholastic (NZ)

Disclosure StatementFULL DISCLOSURE: A number of units of this product have, at some time, been supplied to KIWIreviews by the company for the purposes of unbiased, independent reviews. No fee was accepted by KIWIreviews or the reviewers themselves - these are genuine, unpaid consumer reviews.
Available:
March 2010

The Shearwater Bell product reviews

"It's the ghost bell," Wiri whispered. "It's bad luck, they reckon."
"What kind of bad luck?" asked Rona.
"They say when the bell rings, someone's going to die..."

Not what Rona wants to hear when her father's lying critically ill in hospital. But when Wiri finds an old mariner's diary, which gives clues to the source of the ghost bell, Wiri and Rona go searching for it - with dangerous consequences. Perhaps the bell isn't tolling for her father at all.

This is the second revised edition of The Shearwater Bell, originally published in 1997.

Check out Scholastic (NZ) onlineClick here to see all the listings for Scholastic (NZ) Visit their website They do not have a Twitter account Check them out on Facebook They do not have a YouTube Channel They do not have a Pinterest board They do not have an Instagram channel



Tags:
bell   lost diary   maori   marae   margaret beams   new zealand   north island   pa   rona   scholastic   shearwater   shipwreck   treasure   wiri
Other listings you may be interested in:
The Burning GirlThe Burning Girl
Rating: 6.3
Artemis Fowl: The Opal DeceptionArtemis Fowl: The Opal Deception
Rating: 9.9
Captain's GloryCaptain's GloryThe Lost SymbolThe Lost Symbol
Rating: 8.8
Fifty Shades 1 - Fifty Shades of GreyFifty Shades 1 - Fifty Shades of Grey
Rating: 7.2
Thea Stilton and The Journey to the Lions DenThea Stilton and The Journey to the Lions Den
Rating: 9.6
Wombat StewWombat Stew
Rating: 9.3
EJ Spy School 3 - Secret SpyEJ Spy School 3 - Secret Spy
Rating: 9.1
Pixel Raiders #1 : Dig WorldPixel Raiders #1 : Dig World
Rating: 9.5
The Midas LegacyThe Midas Legacy
Rating: 9.8
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Deluxe Colouring & Activity BookGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Deluxe Colouring & Activity BookHow Not To Stop A Kidnap PlotHow Not To Stop A Kidnap Plot
Rating: 9.0
Tales of Aotearoa - 2 - How Maui Slowed the SunTales of Aotearoa - 2 - How Maui Slowed the Sun
Rating: 10.0

Product reviews...

Everyone is welcome to post a review. You will need to Join up or log in to post yours.

Click here to read the profile of anistasya

Review by: anistasya (Beaulah)
Dated: 3rd of March, 2010

Link to this review Report this review

 

This Review: 9.5/10
Price:
Score 10 out of 10
Value for Money:
Score 10 out of 10
ReReadability:
Score 9 out of 10
Personal Choice:
Score 9 out of 10

The Shearwater Bell is a distinctly New Zealand story, though this fact is only mentioned explicitly about 3/4 of the way through the story. That was something I loved about the book. It was really engrossing to explore the old diary of someone who had been shipwrecked here and even more so seeing it through the eyes of these two intelligent and interesting children. Wiri and Rona are eager to explore the past, searching the diary for clues regarding the mysterious ghost bell and, of course, the treasure.

Suitable for both boys and girls from about nine or ten up; this book has no scary or inappropriate moments but is a little big for the younger children to read for themselves.

All up, I think this is one of the better children's books I have read recently. It is sadly common for authors to be a little preachy or condescending when writing for the child audience, but Margaret Beams has crafted an excellent adventure with 'the Shearwater Bell', which will carry even an adult reader through to its exciting conclusion.

Guest comments...

Random listing from 'Books'...

Score: 10.0
Product reviews for listing 5117: Delusion in Death
Written by JD Robb

Product image for Delusion in DeathIt was just another after-work happy-hour bar down town, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks . . .until something went terribly wrong. And after twelve minutes of chaos and violence, eighty people lay dead.

Go to the listing

General Disclaimer...

Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker - Do not copy content from this page. Creative Commons Licence All trademarks, images and copyrights on this site are owned by their respective companies.
KIWIreviews is an independent entity, part of the ePLURIBUS.nz Network. This is a free public forum presenting user opinions on selected products, and as such the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinion of KIWIreviews.co.nz and are protected under New Zealand law by the "Honest Opinion" clause of the Defamation Act of 1992. KIWIreviews accepts no liability for statements made on this site, under the assumption that they are the true and honest opinions of the individual posters. In most cases, prices and dates stated are approximate and should be considered as only guidelines.

"Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?"
unattributed

KIWIreviews Help GuideClick here for the Help Guide Subscribe to our Twitter streamVisit our
Twitter feed
Visit our Facebook pageVisit our
Facebook page
Visit our YouTube ChannelVisit our
YouTube channel
Follow us on instagramVisit our
Instagram album
Visit our Google+ pageVisit our
Google+ page
Visit our Flickr photostreamVisit our
Flickr photostream