A travesty of publishing justice!

What is an amphibianI just found that one of my favourite book series seems to be out of print in English – though they are still available in Maori! (I snapped those up before I miss out!). It’s a travesty! I think Feana Tu’akoi’s What is is a…? Series is wonderful.

What is an Amphibian? By Feana Tu’akoi (A series of statements covering different aspects of what makes up a reptile, in an effort to find out exactly what a reptile has that is unique.)
What is a Bird? By Feana Tu’akoi (A series of statements covering different aspects of what makes up a bird, in an effort to find out exactly what a bird has that is unique.)
What is a Reptile? By Feana Tu’akoi (A series of statements covering different aspects of what makes up a reptile, in an effort to find out exactly what a reptile has that makes it unique.)
What is a fishWhat is a Fish? By Feana Tu’akoi (Illustrated by Vasanti Unka (A series of statements covering different aspects of what makes up a fish, in an effort to find out exactly what a fish has that is unique.)
What is a Mammal? By Feana Tu’akoi (A series of statements covering different aspects of what makes up a mammal, in an effort to find out exactly what a mammal has that is unique.)

Having a Bring Back Buck moment.

What is a reptileWhat is a mammalHe aha te manuWhat is a BirdHe aha te kirihatua

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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