By Lee Murray
Saturday 17 September @ 10am, Papamoa Library
Saturday 1 October @ 2-4pm, The Cargo Shed, Tauranga
Lying on an ancient effigy mound in Wisconsin, Annie, 11, is daydreaming of New Zealand when the eagle-shaped mound breaks free from the earth and flies her back home. But it’s not a New Zealand Annie is familiar with, and when she encounters a giant moa, Annie realises why. She’s arrived a thousand years too early, and right in the midst of a battle between the birds!
Battle of the Birds blends fact and fiction in an action adventure story for children and young adults. Barbara Murison writes, ‘The battle scene is so good – one of the best I have ever read and a great climax to the story.’
17 Sept: Readings and a free paper-folding workshop. Bring the kids and make a pukeko hat.
1 October: Readings and a free kite-making workshop for kids. Book prizes and nibbles.
Battle of the Birds is published by Taramea Publishing at $19.99.