How The Kiwi Lost Its Wings
How The Kiwi Lost Its Wings by Alwyn Owen is a popular New Zealand childrens story.
Long ago when the world was new, the kiwi lived in the treetops with the other birds and played and sang all day long. But when a plague of insects threatens to destroy the forest mighty Tane calls upon the birds to save the precious trees. Who of all the birds will answer Tane’s plea and what sacrifices will need to be made?
This story tells of how the brave little kiwi sacrifices its wings and beautiful feathers to help Tane save the forest.
Beautifully illustrated by Dave Gunsen, this lovely book is a must-have for any young New Zealand child!
Written by Alwyn Owen and Illustrated by Dave Gunsen
This edition printed in 2008
This product is also available for purchase at the Wellington Museum.