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Call of the Kokako
 

Call of the Kokako (Hardback)

By Gill, Maria
Illustrated by Arnold, Heather

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Described as 'grey ghosts' because they are seldom seen in New Zealand forests, kokako are known for their incredible song. This book delves into their world - one preyed upon by predators in a shrinking habitat. It tells the remarkable story of how the kokako, New Zealand's last... remaining species of wattlebird, is being saved. Well known author Maria Gill sets the scene, locating where kokako are found in pockets of North Island forest and one island deep in Fiordland in the South Island. Thanks to the Kokako Recovery Group, mating pairs are being released in bird sanctuaries and on predator-free islands around the country. A second part of the book tells a special story - this is the successful quest of one conservationist to save ten kokako from a forest about to be felled. A picture gift book produced as a handsome hardback edition with evocative illustrations by talented artist Heather Arnold using watercolour, pen and ink, pencil and acrylic. The Call of the Kokako will be treasured by the whole family and all those people with an interest in the remarkable birds of New Zealand.
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ISBN 9781869662943
Published NZ 1 Jun 2011
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Hardback
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781869662943
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 1 Jun 2011
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gill, Maria
Illustrated by Arnold, Heather
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2012 Finalists
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 270mm
Height: 250mm
Dewey Code 333.958816
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile

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