12 Huia Birds/12 Manu Huia by Julian Stokos, Illustrated by Stacy Eyles

Previously published in hardback in English, this popular book is now back with Māori text in a quality paperback. The Listener named the first edition one of its Top 50 Children’s Books of 2016, and called it: “A striking reminder of the many ways this beautiful bird was wiped out.”

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain?

12 Huia Birds is a captivating celebration of one of our loveliest birds. Through gentle rhyme and colourful imagery it subtly conveys an environmental message – and includes links to a 12 Huia Birds app, educational resources and games.

Reading Age: 5 to 9 years
RRP: Picture book paperback NZ$22.99
Published by Oratia Books

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