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Under the Mountain Hardcover – June 18, 1987

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Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers, for both adults and children. He has won a number of literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the New Zealand Fiction Award. He has also won the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received an a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include the Plumb trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of children's novels, the most recent being Salt and Gool. Maurice lives in Nelson with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 18, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195580400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195580402
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,914,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on June 10, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Maurice Gee's book Under the Mountain is an amazing book. It was first read to me when I was only about eight years old, and I just found a copy and re-read it. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins, and apart from having red hair, they seem to be perfectly normal kids. Until they visit Auckland and are encountered by a strange old man, and a couple of freaky neighbours. The twins discover that they are a crucial part in the war between two alien races. Rachel and Theo learn that only red-haired twins can save their world from destruction by huge, powerful alien creatures. This is a great book, and I'd recommend it to people of all ages. I know my parents liked it just as much as my brother and me. The characters are believable, and the plot is well thought out. Although I prefer Maurice Gee's O series, I still love this book.
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Format: Paperback
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Rachel and Theo are twins, red-headed twins, and they are exactly what Mr. Jones has been seeking for so long. Jones needs the twins to save the earth from the enormous creatures that are preparing to turn the world into mud. Unfortunately, the twins are not identical, and this may destroy Jones' hopes for saving the world.

One of the things that struck me most about this book was when Rachel questioned Mr. Jones as to whether she and her brother must destroy the creatures, if it might be possible that the creatures could be reasoned with. That's unusual in a story in this genre.

Lots of action in this story. Lots of running and trying to escape from this slug-like space monsters. Lots of nervous and tense moments.
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A great novel! I happily recall watching the original TV series from New Zealand in the early 80s on Nickelodeon. Reading the novel again brought back many happy memories.
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This is a timeless children's story and is enjoyed equally by reading parents and children.
The edition is beautifully presented and is a true classic.
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