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Kiwi: The Real Story

Kiwi: The Real Story

Author: Annemarie Florian
$30.00(NZD)  inc GST
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While the kiwi is often depicted as an endangered national symbol in need of our protection, this book takes a dramatically different route. 

Kiwi : The Real Story invites the reader into the secret night world of the North Island brown kiwi, illuminating the facts about its habitat, diet, dating and mating, and parenting.   Beautiful illustrations accompany a story that can be read on two levels: For young children a bold rhythmic verse describes kiwi in action in the bush, while the non-fiction narrative provides older readers with added insight into kiwi biology and behaviour. 

The combination of verse, factual text and bold expressive pictures harmonise in a new and intriguing view of a bird we feel we know so well, yet have much still to learn about.

Kiwi : The Real Story offers a memorable reading experience for readers of all ages.


Finalist Non-Fiction

Winner: Children's Choice Non-Fiction

New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013

Finalist for LIANZA Illustration Award - Russell Clark Award 2013

Author description

Annemarie Florian is owner of Storytime: Award-Winning Books and Toys.  An Education Librarian in a previous life, she has convened the Russell Clark Award and was a judge for the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012 and 2015. Other publications include Time to Sleep, Books for Babies and Getting to Know You.


Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781869663780
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : New Holland Publishers
  • : September 2012
  • : 255x255mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Annemarie Florian
  • : Hardback
  • : Heather Hunt
  • : 598.54
  • : Colour illustrations