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Toroa's Journey HB

Toroa's Journey HB (Hardback)

By Gill, Maria
By Mouldey, Gavin

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"Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th albatross chick to hatch at the breeding colony on Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, this story follows his life as he grows from chick to adult and begins roving out across the vast Pacific Ocean. Will fishing lines snag him? Can he avoid an... read full description below.

ISBN 9780947503536
Published 23 October 2017 by Potton & Burton
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780947503536
ISBN-10 0947503536
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Potton & Burton
Imprint Potton & Burton
Publication Date 23 October 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gill, Maria
By Mouldey, Gavin
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 250mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
Dewey Code 823
Catalogue Code 765570

Description of this Book

Based on the true story of Toroa, the 500th chick to hatch at a breeding colony on Taiaroa Head in Dunedin, this evocative story follows the bird's life cycle as it grows from chick to adult. Just before Toroa fledged, the ranger attached a transmitter to its back to track the bird's flight path. This book is a lovely narrative of Toroa's story and of the problems he might have encountered in the Pacific Ocean. Will fishing lines snag him? Can he avoid an erupting volcano? Does a plastic island pose a threat and will he make it back to Dunedin eight years later to start his own family? Toroa's Journey is a remarkable story for budding environmentalists to read together or alone. For this book, award-winning author Maria Gill travelled to the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin to witness albatross parents care for their chicks and interview the ranger about the dangers they face. She aims to raise the awareness of our endangered birds and encourage a love of nature.

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Author's Bio

Maria Gill has a teaching and journalism background, but now writes full time from a seaside village north of Auckland. Gill's book Anzac Heroes won the 2016 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults Non-fiction Award, the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year and was a Storylines Notable Book. She has written 62 books for children and teachers, many of which have an environmental theme. Her book The Call of the Kokako was shortlisted for two awards and was also a Storylines Notable Book. Gill's interest in native birds and caring for the environment comes from travelling the outback of Australia with her family, and living near the sea.

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