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Crump, Martin 1959-

Overview
Works: 4 works in 8 publications in 1 language and 75 library holdings
Genres: Fiction 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: PR9640, 398.20993
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Martin Crump
The search for the great kiwi yarn( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book of humorous stories with a distinctive Kiwi flavour, both true and definitely not true, compiled through Radio Pacific, a leading radio talkback station based in Auckland. Spinning a good yarn is a time-honoured tradition in this country, and we've all heard some great ones. They used to be the favourite of the smoko room, the pub and the family gathering, the social occasions that bound us together as a community. We all know the sort of thing - stories about the larrikin, the local colourful identity, the tall tales and the fact is stranger than fiction true life tales of the absurd and the barely believable. We're in danger of losing them in this era of the internet joke you read rather than tell. After all, half the skill and humour in a good yarn is in the telling and the ever so gentle stretching of the truth. You should never let the facts get in the way of a good story
Wild pork and watercress by Barry Crump( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry Crump was one of New Zealand's most popular authors of all time. From A Good Keen Man in 1960 through to his death in 1996, over a million copies of the 24 books he wrote were sold. He was a superb storyteller, who captured perfectly the laconic humour and the lifestyle of the rugged Kiwi outdoors man. His ability to craft a tale that is both moving and funny is superbly illustrated by the huge international success of the movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, which is based on his book Wild Pork and Watercress. When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice. But despite the difficulties of life on the run, a bond of trust and love blossoms between the world-weary man and his withdrawn sidekick. This rattling good yard has been made into a major movie Hunt for the Wilderpeople, written and directed by Taika Waititi
The highway of legends( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway of legends( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.62 for Wild pork ... to 0.82 for Highway of ...)

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