Once, the mighty tohora, or southern right whale, was a common sight in winter off the coast of Aotearoa. But it proved to be an easy target for the 19th-century whalers, and was soon driven to the edge of extinction. In the 20th century, however, it became a protected species, and once commercial whaling was virtually stopped, the southern right whale made a comeback. Ned Barraud recounts this moving story in this beautifully illustrated book, a heartening and optimistic tale for every New Zealand child.
|Dimensions||210 × 260 mm|
Ned Barraud has been illustrating children's books since 2000, after studying art at Victoria University. He has illustrated seven books in the highly successful Explore and Discover series, about different ecosystems in New Zealand, and three other books on his own, including Watch out for the Weka, and 2018s acclaimed book on insects New Zealand's Backyard Beasts. He lives in Wellington with his wife and three children.