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Bird words : New Zealand writers on birds / edited by Elisabeth Easther.

Contributor(s): Easther, Elisabeth [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Auckland, New Zealand] : Vintage, Penguin Random House New Zealand, 2017Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143770312; 0143770314.Subject(s): Birds -- Literary collections | New Zealand literatureDDC classification: NZ820.803628 Summary: "A lively anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, celebrating the birds of Aotearoa ... New Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poetry. There are tales of shooting and taxidermy as well as of admiration and love. From the kakapo, kokako and kaka to the sparrow, starling and seagull, both native and imported birds have been immortalised in print. This is a varied and stimulating selection from the flocks of New Zealand writers who have given our birds a voice. They have brought extinct birds back to life and even enabled the kiwi to take flight on the page."-- Publisher information.
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A lively anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, celebrating the birds of Aotearoa. On the skylinea hawklanguidly typinga hunting poemwith its wings. - Hone TuwhareNew Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poetry. There are tales of shooting and taxidermy as well as of admiration and love. From the kakapo, kokako and kaka to the sparrow, starling and seagull, both native and imported birds have been immortalised in print. This is a varied and stimulating selection from the flocks of New Zealand writers who have given our birds a voice. They have brought extinct birds back to life and even enabled the kiwi to take flight on the page.

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"A lively anthology of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, celebrating the birds of Aotearoa ... New Zealand birds have inspired mythology, song, whimsical stories, detailed observation, humour and poetry. There are tales of shooting and taxidermy as well as of admiration and love. From the kakapo, kokako and kaka to the sparrow, starling and seagull, both native and imported birds have been immortalised in print. This is a varied and stimulating selection from the flocks of New Zealand writers who have given our birds a voice. They have brought extinct birds back to life and even enabled the kiwi to take flight on the page."-- Publisher information.