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Into The River

(2013)
(The first book in the Devon Santos Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the Margaret Mahy Award

"Some rivers should not be swum in. Some rivers hold secrets that can never be told."

Te Arepa is an adventurous Maori boy, bound to the history, customs, and rituals of his people. Yet when he comes upon a giant eel while fishing, he is convinced the creature is a taniwha, or water demon, and follows it. Yet what Te Arepa finds in the river is far different, far more sinister. And it will change his life forever.

Te Arepa has always been curious about experiencing life beyond his tribe. His wishes seem granted when he is awarded a scholarship at a prestigious boarding school far away from the Maori. Leaving behind his family and their traditions, Te Arepa sets out to discover a strange new world with customs of its own...as well as new enemies.

When he arrives at school, Te Arepa finds the freedom and everything it offers intoxicating. But to fit in, he realizes that he must shed his identity, his culture, and even his name. And he comes to realize that what the water demon showed him in the darkness of the river that day changed him - and that freedom comes with a heavy price.

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Into The River (Devon Santos)
Author(s): Ted Dawe
ISBN: 1-943818-19-3 / 978-1-943818-19-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Into the River (Devon Santos)
Author(s): Ted Dawe
ISBN: 1-943818-54-1 / 978-1-943818-54-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Into the River (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Ted Dawe
ISBN: 1-4596-8923-2 / 978-1-4596-8923-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

October 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
ISBN: 1-5366-1799-7 / 978-1-5366-1799-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Into The River (Devon Santos)
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Into the River
Author(s): Ted Dawe
Publisher: RHNZ Children's ebooks
Availability: Amazon UK