He wowed us with his scientific links to his stories, using many props that exploded, changed colour, or flew in the air. He also used magnets to demonstrate the flow of reading, and how the forces of attraction and repulsion hook a reader into a story.
|Des Hunt with his earlier books|
|An experiment with magnets|
He also spoke of the many rejection letters that authors get when trying to have a book published.
Such authors as JK Rowling, Dr Seuss and Beatrix Potter had many rejection letters before their books were published.
He wrote many fiction books, all of
|A captive audience|
|Des using his "ray gun"|
A Friend in Paradise
The Moa Cave
Frog Whistle Mine
Shadows in the Ice
Where Cuckoos Call
The Secret of Jelly Mountain
Whale Pot Bay
The Cry of the Taniwha
The Crocodile Nest
The Peco Incident
His latest book - The Phantom of Terawhiti
For further information on Des Hunt, click here to view his website.
Check out any of his books from the library.
Mrs W and Mrs Grey