Illustrated by Greig, Rhondda
This is a simple story about a boy, a cow and a journey of discovery. Noa's Calf, by New Zealand artist Rhondda Greig, is told entirely in sumptuous illustrations. It is a beautiful and original picture book. The book was inspired when a child from the city visited Rhondda at her... home in the Wairarapa: 'As we were driving down the road behind a herd of cows going to milking, one of the city children asked me what the swinging udder was. When told it contained the milk we could drink, the child burst out with the comment that milk only came from milk bottles. I realised even then that New Zealand was changing into an urban society where many children had no comprehension of the rhythm of country life.'Read more
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Since Rhondda Greig began her career as a professional artist she has held solo exhibitions regularly in New Zealand, in Japan, where she has been invited solo exhibitor in Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto, and she has recently exhibited in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her works are held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand and in private collections in the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Australia and Japan. She was a short-listed contender to design the New Zealand Memorial in Hyde Park, London. In 1984 her children's book Matarawa Cats was a finalist for the Noma Concours Children's Book Illustration Award, and in 2006 she was Artist-in-Residence at Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
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