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Metzenthen, David 1958-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 264 publications in 2 languages and 4,454 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Pictorial works  War stories  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Picture books  Humorous fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.M5675, A823.3
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Most widely held works about David Metzenthen
 
Most widely held works by David Metzenthen
One minute's silence by David Metzenthen( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and powerful story about the meaning of Remembrance Day, drawing on the ANZAC and Turkish battle at Gallipoli. In the silence that follows a war long gone, you can see what the soldiers saw, you can feel what the soldiers felt. And if you try, you might be able to imagine the enemy, and see that he is not so different from you
Winning the World Cup by David Metzenthen( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco and his friends live in Australia, but they come from countries all over the world. And when they play soccer, they play for the World Cup"--Provided by pub
Boys of blood & bone by David Metzenthen( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two parallel stories about two young men, separated by nearly nine decades in two different eras. As Andy and his mates head inexorably towards the bloody torturous Great War, Henry faces challenges, dangerous situations and tragedies of his own
Dreaming the enemy by David Metzenthen( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Shoebridge has just returned from fighting in the jungles of Vietnam. He no longer carries a weapon - only photos of the dead and a dread of the living. Pursued by a Viet Cong ghost-fighter called Khan, Johnny makes one last stand - knowing that if he cannot lay this spectre to rest, he will remain a prisoner of war for ever. Drawing on courage, loyalty and love, Johnny tries to find a way back from the nightmare of war to a sense of hope for the future
Save our sharks! by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seaport Junior Sharks football team is in trouble. The Sharks haven't won a single match in the last two seasons, their oval has been declared unsafe, and they don't have enough players to form a viable team. But Eddie Atlas is determined to save the Sharks
Jarvis 24 by David Metzenthen( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marc, always obsessed with girls, is losing things and people
Black water by David Metzenthen( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Farren Fox's father is missing at sea, all Farren wants is for his brother, Danny, to come home from Gallipoli. But when Danny does return from the war, he is vastly changed. And with the arrival of the mysterious child Souki, the sole survivor of a midnight shipwreck, the lives of both Fox brothers are altered forever"--Page [4] of cover
Freda the free-range chook by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freda is bored with life in the henhouse. She wants to see the world, and have adventures! So one day she sneaks away from her hen friends and power-walks to the creek. Freda soon finds that life outside the farmyard can be a challenge, but because she is such a gifted chook, such a thinking chook, she manages to get herself out of trouble. Even being lost isn't a concern for this confident, role-model hen! However, when Freda finds herself stuck up a windmill, with a huge feral cat lying in wait for her below, she realises that too much adventure can be a very bad thing. Apart from that, a windmill is not the place to lay an egg
The only pony by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bessie Swan lives with her father, an artist. Ronald Swan is a very cautious, nervous person who prefers to paint things like flowers and jugs because they don't move. Bessie loves her father, but she isn't as happy with his lifestyle as he is
The rain birds by David Metzenthen( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter, birds from the distant mountains fly into the city to seek shelter in the park, and when the weather turns warm, they return to the high mountains
Squidnapped! by David Metzenthen( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl named Holly takes a baby squid from the sea. She calls him Mr Googly, and is fascinated by his speediness and his ability to change colour. As she wanders along the beach, showing her prize catch to beachgoers, she becomes lost. Her parents are worried and begin to look for her. Meanwhile, the parents of the little squid also worry about their missing baby. Holly's parents find her, and before she goes home she returns Mr Googly to his home, too - to the sea, where he is at last reunited with his parents
Hide that horse! by David Metzenthen( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim is trying to keep a miniature horse in his backyard. The only problem is that it's against the law and Tim has to use all of his wits to keep little Percy from being caught by the horse-hating Ranger Dooley. Suggested level: junior, primary
Tigerfish by David Metzenthen( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ryan Lanyon lives in the shadows of a shopping centre on the far side of the city. His brother is a bouncer. His best mate owns weapons. Ariel works in a surf-shop and has never seen the sea. And the tragedies of the past will poison the future - unless someone has the guts to cross the line
George Parker goes global by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get the jet! What could go wrong when cautious, scientific, singlet-wearing George Parker and reckless rich-kid Chase Landon-Bond take off on a global rescue mission? Just about everything! There are private jets, troublesome pets, crazed criminals, treacherous trips, chaos, too much coffee, and two hundred million missing dollars. There are close calls, ridiculous disguises, accidental haircuts, and that's just the first bit! Are George and Chase doomed? Will friendship and silly ideas save the day? Does wearing a cape make you brave? Get in planes, trains and automobiles with George and Chase ... and HOLD on tight!
The Really Really Epic Mini Bike Ride by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shiny-boy and his mate Pod, want mini bikes more than anything. When Shiny's granddad makes them one out of bits they have have collected from the rubbish, they are off on the adventure of their lives
The really nearly deadly canoe ride by David Metzenthen( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this latest do it yourself adventure, Pete 'Pod' Podlewski and Morris 'Shiny-Boy' diamond attempt to canoe all the way from Sockby to the sea. But they didn't count on revolting rubbish traps, killer rapids, freaky whirlpools and a container ship ten storeys high. Suggested level: primary
Tiff and the trout by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiff Porter lives in the tiny mountain town of Tilgong. She loves trout fishing, her best friend, Cass, and their two-room school. But as winter approaches and the seasons change, so will something big in Tiff's life. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary
Fort Island by David Metzenthen( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a boy with asthma and the adventures and sensations of sailing
Really Really High Diving Tower by David Metzenthen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can Pete 'Pod' Podlewski and Morris 'shiny-Boy' Diamond conquer the ten meter diving tower - or are they doomed to sit on their towels forever? It's a matter of life, death, love and discount icy poles!
Spider! by David Metzenthen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the spider in Min's bedroom hairy, scary and creepy, or really rather nice? Suggested level: junior, primary
 
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Languages
English (78)

French (2)