SS Penguin SOS

Author(s): Adrienne Frater

NZ Middle Fiction


Set in New Zealand in the 20’s / 30’s , a young boy goes to live with his aunt and cousin following the death of his father. He begins work on a school history project which uncovers a family tragedy and a hero in the household.


Based on the true sinking of the SS Penguin, a sometimes forgotten NZ maritime disaster, and on the reallife heroine of the day, Ada Hannan.


Publication September 2020

$25.00(NZD)

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Sadly, author Adrienne Frater died early this year, after a battle with cancer. She has previously published novels and stories in the NZ School Journal as well as a collection of short stories. She is a descendant of Ada Hannam and the character of Jack is based on her father.

General Fields

  • : 9780995117600
  • : OneTree House
  • : OneTree House
  • : September 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Adrienne Frater
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 300
  • : Y