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The Bittern

The bittern cover image.

by Diana Noonan

The Bittern has been adapted as a graphic text from the story of the same name in School Journal 3.1.09. Both versions tell the story of Henare Kāretu, who, in an effort to protect the habitat of the bittern, refused to drain the wetland on his farm.

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Series: School Journal Story Library

Learning area: English, Science, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: January 2012

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