Gentle Giant Wētāpunga
Gentle Giant Wētāpunga – by Annemarie Florian illustrated by Terry Fitzgibbon
Impressed with the spectacular size and startling features of these colossal crickets, Māori dubbed them Wētāpunga, god of ugly things. Later, scientists chose the genus name Deinacrida, demon grasshopper.
So far 11 Giant species have been identified spread throughout New Zealand and since 2009 the Weta Recovery Group established by the Dept of Conservation has collaborated with dedicated organisations, iwi and individuals to help safeguard this threatened species.
Format: This book is a Paper back.
Language: This book is written in English
About the Author
Annemarie Florian is a longtime independent bookseller, former librarian and a writer for younger readers. Kiwi: The real story, another of her books was the children’s choice non-fiction winner in the 2013 NZ Post Children’s Book Awards.
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