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Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster

Motiti Blue and the Oil Spill: A Story from the Rena Disaster
 

Tells the story of a little blue penguin who was covered in oil as a result of the oil spill from the Rena shipwreck. Describes his rescue, the treatment he had at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Unit and his release back into the wild. Sidebars provide more information abo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473268695
Barcode 9780473268695
Published 5 October 2014 by Mauao Publishing
Format Hardback
Language English and Maori
Author(s) By McCauley, Debbie
Translated by Waaka, Tamati
By Elworthy, Sarah
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ISBN-13 9780473268695
ISBN-10 0473268698
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Mauao Publishing
Imprint Mauao Publishing
Publication Date 5 October 2014
International Publication Date 1 October 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Language English and Maori
Author(s) By McCauley, Debbie
Translated by Waaka, Tamati
By Elworthy, Sarah
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Te Reo / Maori
Environmentalist, Conservationist & Green Movements
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
NZ Book Awards Finalists 2015 - Non-fiction
LIANZA 2015 Finalists: Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award
NZ Childrens Book Awards Winners 2015
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 265mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 363.73828099342
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Bilingual text in Te Reo Maori.

On 5 October 2011 a large container ship grounded on a reef off the coast of the Bay of Plenty, spilling an estimated 350 tonnes of heavy fuel oil into the ocean.

The impact was devastating, not only for the people of the area, but for the many thousands of birds and sea creatures who were covered in the toxic oil.

One of these oiled birds, a little blue penguin we've named Motiti Blue, was rescued and treated at the Te Maunga Oiled Wildlife Response Centre. This is the story of his recovery and release.

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Awards Winner of New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Non-Fiction 2015 -- Winner of White Ravens: International Youth Library (IYL), Munich, Germany 2015 -- Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2015

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