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What happened to the moa

Ned Barraud

This children’s book unravels the fascinating story of what happened to the moa, our most legendary extinct bird. Written and gloriously illustrated by Ned Barraud.

 

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ISBN: 9781988550138 - HB; 9781988550121 - PB Product code: 6274-1 Categories: ,

Description

This children’s book unravels the fascinating story of what happened to the moa, the legendary flightless bird of Aotearoa New Zealand.  In this gloriously illustrated book, Ned Barraud describes the nine different species of moa, ranging from a small bush moa just over a metre high, to the giant moa at 3.6 metres high.  It also covers where and how moa lived, and, tragically how they were wiped out within 200 years of Maori arriving in New Zealand.

The book concludes with one of the last probable sightings of a moa, by a girl from a settler family in Fiordland in 1880.

This book is for any child curious to learn more about our most remarkable bird.

Additional information

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 27.5 × 21 cm
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hardback edition, paperback edition

Format

Hardback and Paperback

Pages

32

Author

Ned Barraud

Published

October 2020

Size

275 x 210 mm

Read review on the Kete Books website

Read review on the CORANZ website

Listen to Ned on Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan RNZ

Read about Ned on thisNZLife website

Read review on Poetry Box website

Download:  High res cover; Low res cover

 

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