True story by world-renowned writer Joy Cowley about the beautiful rare white kiwi Manukura in picture book format for young children. When a rare white kiwi was born in captivity at Pukaha Mount Bruce, Maori recognised this as something very special - a treasure and a sign of new beginnings. In this beautiful picture book Joy Cowley tells the story of Manukura the little white kiwi and offers an uplifting message to all young New Zealanders. With strikingly naturalistic illustrations by Bruce Potter, this is a treasure of a book that will be loved by generations to come.
Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand's most prolific and successful writers of children's books, having written more than 600 titles for all ages. Bruce Potter is an international award-winning illustrator of over 95 books including an illustrated edition of The Whale Rider.