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Earthquake!: The Diary of Katie Bourke is the fifth book in My New Zealand Story. It was written by Janine McVeagh and published on August 22, 2004. It was reissued in February 2011 with new cover art. The book was followed by A New Song in the Land by Fleur Beale.

Dedication[]

Book description[]

""Today is the saddest day ever..."
On the day of her father's funeral, 11-year-old Katie Bourke begins a diary. It is 1930 and New Zealand is in the grip of the Great Depression. Money is scarce and even basic necessities are hard to find. Katie tells how she longs to escape the boredom of school and do something to help her struggling family.
One day, out of the blue, Katie's long-lost older brother Tom shows up. He is gruff and argumentative, and Katie is a little frightened of him.
Then something happens that turns everything upside down.
"

Plot[]

Historical Note[]

Characters[]

Main article: List of Earthquake! characters
  • Katie Bourke

Author[]

Main article: Janine McVeagh

Editions[]

Acknowledgments[]

References[]

See also[]

Resources:
File:Earthquake! Teacher Notes.pdf



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