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Kiwi Moon Gavin Bishop

Kiwi Moon

Gavin Bishop

Published
ISBN : 9781869790745
Paperback
32 pages
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Created by well-known childrens writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, this is the story of a little white kiwi. When he is born his mother doesnt recognise him because hes not brown. Little Kiwi looks to the moon as his mother instead because it isMoreCreated by well-known childrens writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, this is the story of a little white kiwi. When he is born his mother doesnt recognise him because hes not brown. Little Kiwi looks to the moon as his mother instead because it is white and bright and round. In the background of this story we see the changing times of a nearby pa. Through illustrations only we see intertribal warfare, the death of the chief, English soldiers arriving and then the burning of the pa. This fire spreads and the two stories become one as the white kiwis habitat is razed to the ground. On the surface this is a very simple story but it also contains themes of intertribal warfare, European colonisation of New Zealand, Maori/Pakeha relations, and conservation. There is a lot to savour on each page - with Gavins stunning illustrations of the main kiwi story, the on-going images of the pa, plus close-ups of insects and plants.