Aroha's Grand Adventure: A Little Bird on a Big Adventure

Aroha s Grand Adventure A Little Bird on a Big Adventure Like all weka Aroha is curious and smart When her tastebuds lead her into trouble she finds herself snatched from her peaceful home in Grey and carried across the countryside Alone in this strange n

  • Title: Aroha's Grand Adventure: A Little Bird on a Big Adventure
  • Author: Angela Oliver
  • ISBN: 9781456482831
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Like all weka, Aroha is curious and smart When her tastebuds lead her into trouble, she finds herself snatched from her peaceful home in Grey and carried across the countryside Alone in this strange new place, what is one young weka to do Follow her instincts and find her way home, of course Her journey takes her through farmland and swamp, across rivers and over mountLike all weka, Aroha is curious and smart When her tastebuds lead her into trouble, she finds herself snatched from her peaceful home in Grey and carried across the countryside Alone in this strange new place, what is one young weka to do Follow her instincts and find her way home, of course Her journey takes her through farmland and swamp, across rivers and over mountains Many dangers and other challenges face her but with courage and determination, one weka can go a long way Aroha is a cheeky character, and her adventures should appeal to children aged seven and up Adventure and humour mingle together into an appealing, fast paced read The book is illustrated throughout in black and white and as everything is roughly based on fact, there are also several educational appendices This is a book for any animal lover, young or old.

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    About " Angela Oliver "

  • Angela Oliver

    Angela Oliver, LemurKat , is an author and illustrator She loves cute and quirky, weird and wonderful, wildlife, and they often find a way to creep into her stories Angela Oliver has a BSc in zoology and psychology, and enjoys adventuring around the world visiting such places as Australia, Hawaii, and Madagascar She resides in the garden city of Christchurch, New Zealand.Angela Oliver has two novels to her name Aroha s Grand Adventure , an animal adventure story set in New Zealand, and Fellowship of the Ringtails , the first in the series described as epic fantasy, with lemurs She does not tend to write human characters, favoring the challenge of non human protagonists.Her miniature works of art can be found in private collections around the world Angela Oliver has also created the ZooTrophy trading card game and the New Zealand Naturally Tarot deck.

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  • To begin this review we need to go back forty years to the publication of Watership Down. Watership Down continues to be the defining work against which we (who were alive and reading then) measure all anthropomorphic novels. Before that there were the much-loved Winnie-the-Pooh and the hilarious Toad and friends in The Wind in the Willows, but these delightful animals bore very little resemblance to the creatures of the wild. Watership Down gave us real rabbits (alongside, of course, all the 'h [...]


  • I have always loved animal-protagonist books, but have been somewhat disappointed by the lack of birds, and more-so - the lack of female animals as main characters. It appers that in most of this style novel (with semi realistic animal behaviour), the females exist solely to be mothers or mates. Therefore, Aroha the weka was born. Or rather, hatched.You may not have heard of a weka before - they are a flightless bird about the size of a small chicken and actually belong to the Rail family. Due t [...]


  • Aroha has got to be the coolest little chick and her adventure leads the reader on an adventure of their own. I personally learned more about the native birds of New Zealand by reading this book, than I have in my lifetime! I loved that I had been to many of the locations mentioned in this book, including traveling on the Transalpine to and from Greymouth, and clambering over rocks at Castle Hill. I couldn't help but imagine how a primary school class would respond to this book being read aloud [...]


  • Aroha is a cheeky little weka who loves human food, especially the sweet stuff! This love of human food, and an inclination to ignore warning signs, means Aroha gets herself into strife - fairly frequently. Her Grand Adventure begins when a human boy traps her in his back pack, luring her with delicious ham and cheese. Aroha is taken far from home and her family. But her indomitable spirit never lets her down. She's one determined chick! On her journey home Aroha faces many challenges - predator [...]


  • I thoroughly enjoyed Angela Oliver's Aroha's Grand Adventure. Aroha is a plucky little weka who is taken from her home on the West Coast of New Zealand by a thoughtless child. When she is set free she has to undertake a dangerous and fascinating journey across the Southern Alps to find her way back home. The story is aimed at ages 7 and up and is not a short read — but that's not a bad thing, because it's enjoyable, and, whether you read this book to your child or they make their own way throu [...]


  • A clever, thoughtful and lovely adventureWhen the real world becomes just too much, dive in to the world of Angela Oliver, peopled not by people but by animals.Aroha’s Grand Adventure tells the story of Aroha, a young and greedy weka chick and is a great read for years 7 plus. Wekas are a native New Zealand bird, and there is are useful appendices at the back which explain about the birds, language and geography of the world where Aroha has her adventures. Greedy for yummy human food, she stra [...]


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure story about Aroha the weka and her journey from one coast of New Zealand to the other. Aroha is a smart and plucky chick who loves sweet food and collecting "shinies". Her nosey nature gets her into trouble and she finds herself "chicknapped" and has to find her way back to the Grey. On her journey she meets many other birds - from the nasty magpie gang, to the cheeky kea, as well as other animals. Humans also feature - and not always in the best light, someti [...]


  • Ever wondered about our various native birds, how they might talk and act, well this is a fun book that gives some fabulous ideas as to what they may be thinking, how they would talk if we could understand them etc. Aroha is a Weka who has an appetite for human food and one day this gets her into trouble, she is snatched from her home in Grey and must work her way home.This is a lovely and well written book. It was easy to imagine Miss Aroha and all the birds that she meets on her journey and I [...]




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