Three Kiwi Tales

More fabulous fix-it stories from Wildbase Hospital

Janet Hunt

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Soft cover


Three more endearing stories of helping New Zealand wildlife from the case files of Wildbase Hospital

Shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Wildbase Hospital in Palmerston North is a very special hospital for very special animals, and in this follow-up to the hugely successful How to Mend a Kea, author Janet Hunt focuses on the tales of three kiwi who have been treated there.

The stories are fascinating and touching accounts of their different experiences at Wildbase, and the innovative approaches to their treatment and rehabilitation that were needed to ensure their eventual return to the wild. Linked to the wider issues of kiwi conservation, these tales introduce readers to the challenges and triumphs of caring for New Zealand’s unique national icon. Wonderful photos, a lively text and an engaging design all combine to make this a superb book.

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Praise for How to Mend a Kea:

‘Near flawless’ — The Sapling, Best Books of 2017

‘I’d recommend this wonderful book for kids and adults to share from age 7 up . . . it is a fascinating read for all future eco-warriors.’ — Sarah Forster, Booksellers NZ

  • CATEGORY: Children and young adults, Natural history and environment
  • ISBN: 9780995100145
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 07/11/2019
  • FORMAT: Soft cover
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Janet Hunt is one of New Zealand’s best known natural history writers, for adults and children.