WINNER OF 2021 BEST FIRST BOOK AWARD, NZ BOOKS AWARDS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULT
SHORTLISTED FOR 2021 RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION & SHORTLISTED FOR 2021 PICTURE BOOK AWARD
'Kowhai first appeared from the golden glow of a beautiful flower . . . and her voice was the rain and the sea and the cry of a bird'. Follow Kowhai as she discovers a tiny seed's hope to build a great forest.
NZ Book Awards wrote: "It is symbolic when the giant trees tell Kōwhai “each tiny seed holds the promise of great hope”. This is a call to action for Kōwhai to nurture each important seed, and leaves readers with hope for a positive future.This story has a poetic quality, and is threaded with themes of kaitiakitanga. Subtle images in a limited colour palette of browns and golds add to the stirring, deep feelings portrayed on each page. These connect the past and the present with sincerity and gentleness. Through Kōwhai and the Giants, we are led to believe in our personal power to effect change. A promising new talent is discovered."
Kate Parker, Kate Parker
H: 270mm W: 190mm Spine: 9mm