Friday, June 26, 2009

Te toka tū moana The rock standing in the ocean
Maria Gill & Heather Arnold
Picture Puffin - $19.95
I am sure most of us have gazed at Auckland's iconic Rangitoto island and wondered . . .

• How it got its shape?
• Was it a very explosive beginning?
• And will it erupt again?

Rangitoto: Te Toka tu moana/The rock standing in the ocean tells the dramatic story of Auckland’s most striking icon – its volcanic birth, the kaka’s connection to Rangitoto, the imprint of humans on its fragile wildlife, and how the island’s guardians are saving it today.
Rangitoto is a book to be treasured and pored over by children and adults alike.

This is the third children's title by Maria Gill that Penguin Books has published while illustrator Heather Arnold has 21 years of expereince in illustration and graphic design, and was the 2008 winner of the Library Association's Elsie Locke Award.

2 comments: said...

Hi Graham
Thanks for promoting my latest book 'Rangitoto'. I've been busy -I had another one come out the following week: 'Save Our Seas: Continuing the mission of the adventurer Sir Peter Blake' for readers 8 - 12 years.
I hear you come up my way in the weekends (Matakana) - I would like to talk about booking you as a speaker for the Kiwi Write4Kidz group some time.
best wishes
Maria Gill

kowhai reader said...

Catch up with Maria Gill and check out her new book at Rodney Libraries during the July school holidays. Dates and times are on our blog