Title: 12 Huia Birds/12 Manu Huia
Author: Julian Stokoe
Illustrator: Stacy Eyles
ISBN: 978-0-947506-78-0
RRP: $22.99
Specs: 270 x 210 mm portrait, PB, 32 pp, colour
Published: 14 July 2020
For orders from outside New Zealand, email: sales@oratia.co.nz

Previously published in hardback in English, this popular book is now back with Māori text in a quality paperback. The Listener named the first edition one of its Top 50 Children’s Books of 2016, and called it: “A striking reminder of the many ways this beautiful bird was wiped out.”

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain?

12 Huia Birds is a captivating celebration of one of our loveliest birds. Through gentle rhyme and colourful imagery it subtly conveys an environmental message – and includes links to a 12 Huia Birds app, educational resources and games.