From Moas to Dinosaurs - Explore and Discover Ancient New Zealand

Go back in time to explore ancient forests, lakes and the seas around Zealandia, and discover unique survivors and long-extinct animals that once made this land their home:

  • Dinosaurs of Gondwana and Zealandia
  • Giant penguins and shark-toothed dolphins
  • Crocodilian and turtle inhabitants of ancient lakes
  • Moa, adzebill and other extinct birds
  • Tuatara, wētā and bird survivors

This beautifully illustrated and highly informative book is aimed at children from pre-schoolers up and anyone curious about New Zealand’s ancient past and the animals that have lived here.

Written by Gillian Candler and illustrated by Ned Barraud

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Description

From Moas to Dinosaurs is another title in the award-winning ‘explore & discover’ series by the successful author and illustrator combination of Gillian Candler and Ned Barraud.

Previous ‘explore & discover’ titles have: won the Elsie Locke Medal for non-fiction (2013), received Storylines awards (2014, 2015) and been finalists in the NZ Children’s Book Awards (2013, 2015).

How the book starts

Imagine we could travel back in time. What would New Zealand have looked like? And what animals would have lived here?

To the first Polynesian voyagers who arrived here less than 1000 year ago, it might have looked like a land of birds. Birds were everywhere, day and night, from some of the largest known birds to some of the tiniest. Other unusual animals, such as tuatara, lived here too…

Meet the Kiwi creators Gillian Candler Ned Barraud

Find out more about Kiwi author Gillian Candler on her author profile.

Find out more about Kiwi author and illustrator Ned Barraud on his author profile.

Additional information

Dimensions 23 × 21 cm
First published

2016

Format

Softcover edition

ISBN

9780947503093

Page count

36

Published by

Potton & Burton

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