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Aotearoa The New Zealand Story

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Aotearoa The New Zealand Story – By Gavin Bishop

Discover the story of New Zealand through this richly illustrated, visual history by award-winning illustrator Gavin Bishop.

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.
Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of our history, captured by celebrated children’s book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Māori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts.
A truly special book, Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story deserves a space on every bookshelf, to be taken off and pored over, thumbed and treasured, time and again.

In 2018 Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story won the supreme Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award and the Elsie Locke Award for Non-fiction at the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. It also won a Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Award and Best Children’s Book at the PANZ Design Awards.

This large sturdy book wants to be explored measuring 37cm x 27.7cm.

Format: This book is a Hardcover.

Language: This book is written in English.

Another book by Gavin, the same size: Wildlife of Aotearoa

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About the Author/Illustrator

Gavin Bishop is of Ngāti Pūkeko and Ngāti Mahuta descent. He has written and illustrated many children’s books, and has won numerous awards both in New Zealand and overseas.

Gavin Bishop has other books available:

Counting the stars: Four Māori myths


Taming the sun: Four Māori myths

Wildlife of Aotearoa


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