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  • Published: 3 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140295603
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.95

The Life-Size Guide to Native Trees

and other common plants of New Zealand's native forest


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Identifying native trees and other common plants of New Zealand's native forest can be fun for all the family with this pictorial guide.

Identifying native trees and other common plants of New Zealand's native forest can be fun for all the family with this pictorial guide.

Match leaves, flowers, seeds, berries and bark against beautiful, life-sized photographs for fast, accurate identification. Written by one of New Zealand's foremost writers on native plants, The Life-Size Guide to Native Trees offers a new opportunity to explore and enjoy the natural world of our native plants.

  • Pub date: 3 May 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140295603
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.95

About the Author

Andrew Crowe

Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received a Storylines Notable Book Award in 2019.

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Awards & Recognition

  • LIANZA Children's Book Awards

    Winner • 1998 • Non-Fiction

  • GP Book Design Awards

    Shortlisted • 1998 • Best Design Children’s NF

  • New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards

    Shortlisted • 1998 • Finalist


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