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Noa's Calf

Noa's Calf

A wordless picture book in which Noa is fascinated one day when he notices a cow on the farm that is bigger than all the others. One morning he runs down to visit his cow and finds that she is giving birth.

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ISBN 9781877423192
Barcode 9781877423192
Published 1 June 2009 by Mallinson Rendel Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Greig, Rhondda
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781877423192
ISBN-10 187742319X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mallinson Rendel Publishers
Imprint Mallinson Rendel Publishers
Publication Date 1 June 2009
International Publication Date 1 February 2009
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Greig, Rhondda
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 37016

Description of this Book

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.'

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Author's Bio

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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