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How Kiwi Saved the Forest

Kiwi in a forest.

retold by André Ngāpō

illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White

This tale is set at a time in the mythical past when Kiwi can fly, but when the trees of the forest are dying. When Tāne-hokahoka (guardian of the birds) and Tāne-mahuta (guardian of the trees) ask each bird to come and live on the forest floor and eat the insects that are destroying the trees, only Kiwi is prepared to give up his life in the sky.

Series: Ready to Read

Learning area: English

Category: Fiction

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Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: November 2018

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