Kōwhai and the Giants is a bitter/sweet story about the destruction of New Zealand's mighty forests. Most importantly it is also a story of hope. While Kōwhai may be small and alone, her actions will bring about change and soon, she will be joined by others.
Kōwhai 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 Kōwhai as she discovers a tiny seed’s hope to build a great forest.
Debut children’s author Kate Parker is a visual artist and theatre maker who is inspired to support positive environmental change on our planet. Here she creatively shares her vision of reforesting Aotearoa, one seedling at a time.
Kōwhai and the Giants asks the reader to listen with all their senses to their natural surroundings and to discover Kōwhai’s call for themselves. A wise and beautifully told fable, its compelling narrative will kindle a desire to spend time in nature, search for seeds and to grow native plants and trees – a hopeful picture of the future for children aged four to ten and their caregivers.
Author Kate Parker
Recommended ages Preschool (0-5)
Dimensions 165 x 220 mm, 36 pages