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Discover the story of New Zealand through this multiple-award-winning, richly illustrated visual history by Gavin Bishop.

Over a thousand years ago, the wind, sea currents and stars brought people to the islands that became known as Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.

Navigate your way through this sumptuously illustrated story of New Zealand. Explore the defining moments of our history, captured by celebrated children's book creator Gavin Bishop, from the Big Bang right through to what might happen tomorrow. Discover Maori legends, layers of meaning and lesser-known facts.

A truly special book, Aotearoa- The New Zealand Story deserves a space on every bookshelf, to be taken off and pored over, thumbed and treasured, time and again.

  • Margaret Mahy Book of the Year,
  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018
  • Elsie Locke Award for Non-fiction,
  • New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018
  • Storylines Notable Non-Fiction Award 2018
  • Best Children's Book, PANZ Book Design Awards2018
  • NZ Listener 50 Best Books for Kids 2017
  • The Sapling Best Books List 2017

Format: Hardback
Imprint: Picture Puffin
Published: October 2017
ISBN: 9780143770350

Orders leave our Dunedin shop every business day at 11am. Deliveries take around 2-3 days to the main centres. Please allow an extra couple of days for rural orders.

We only offer delivery within New Zealand at this time.

New Zealand Rates:

Dunedin Central & West Harbour residents: Free delivery

Urban Delivery: $6.50

Rural Delivery: $8.50

Free shipping for orders throughout New Zealand over $75.

We wrap all online orders in our bespoke PICTURA tissue. You'll also usually receive a bookmark, postcard or colouring sheet!