Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Non-Fiction All Ages


NZ Writer & Illustrator
Maria Gill, illustrated by Heather Arnold
Rangitoto Te toka moana – the rock standing in the ocean
Long White Cloud Books and Dragonsauce Books 2014  (2009 Puffin Books) $19.99pb     32pp
ISBN 978 04732 3914 5
Shortlisted for the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards 2010

This updated version of the story of Rangitoto tells in text both simple and more advanced, plus quite amazing illustrations that cover every page, the story of the familiar Auckland landmark, its beginnings, the importance of the kaka to the island and the human intervention. This later has been both devastating but now most positive thanks to the Guardians of the Island – The Department of Conservation with guidance from the tangata whenua Ngai Tai and Ngati Paoa. The illustrations have been created by photographs and acrylic painting that have been layered together in Adobe Photoshop.

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From page 4-5
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up

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