By Hunt, Janet
Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwis who have been treated there. The stories are fascinating and touching... accounts of their different experiences at Wildbase, and the innovative approaches to their treatment and rehabilitation that were needed to ensure their eventual return to the wild. Linked to the wider issues of kiwi conservation, these tales introduce readers to the challenges and triumphs of caring for New Zealand's unique national icon. Wonderful photos, a lively text and an engaging design all combine to make this a superb book.Read more
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Janet Hunt is one of New Zealand's best known natural history writers, both for adults and children. Her books include: How to Mend a Kea (2017, reprinted 2017), a Storylines Notable Book in 2018; A Bird in the Hand: Keeping New Zealand Wildlife Safe (2003), Book of the Year and Best in Non-Fiction at the 2004 New Zealand Post Book Awards and the Elsie Locke Award at the LIANZA Children's Book Awards in 2004; From Weta to Kauri: A Guide to the New Zealand Forest (2004), a finalist in the 2005 New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults; and Wetlands of New Zealand: A Bitter-sweet Story (2007), which won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.
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