Author(s): Gavin Bishop
A spectacular illustrated picture book exploring New Zealand's unique landscapes and its incredible wildlife by the award-winning author of Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story. Long before waka touched Aotearoa's shores, the land of the long white cloud was home to an array of creatures uniquely adapted to its environments and protected by its isolation. Encounter New Zealand's incredible wildlife in this spectacular visual exploration. Journey through ocean, sky and land to meet a marvellous range of organisms. Discover fascinating facts, and learn how we influence the survival of our living treasures. In this magnificent companion volume to Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop weaves a compelling visual narrative of our land, our people and our wildlife - past, present and future.
Winner of the 2020 NZ Booklovers Award for Best Children's Book Finalist in the Russell Clark Award for Illustration in the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults
NZ Booklovers Award judges: "Wildlife of Aotearoa is a beautifully written, meticulously crafted and vividly illustrated book with appeal to all ages, a treasure chest to be pored over and passed through generations. The judges were impressed by the way narrative, history, myth, conservation, hope for the future and the use of te reo Māori are woven together to create richness and depth. This is a wonderful compendium of all the animals which have graced this land."