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Pepetuna

Author: Denise Whitmore
Publisher: Auckland, N.Z : Puffin Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follows the life cycle of the puriri moth using a story format with brief factual information. Also includes parallel wordless story presented through black and white illustrations portraying New Zealand family life. Includes some names of species in Māori. A sophisticated picture book. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Genre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand
Sophisticated picture books
Pūrerehua
Pakiwaitara
Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Specimens
Material Type: Fiction, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denise Whitmore
ISBN: 9780143504962 0143504967
OCLC Number: 946517810
Notes: Originally published: North Shore, N.Z. : Puffin Books, 2008.
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 29 cm
Contents: From the time a tiny puriri moth's egg falls onto the forest floor, this book follows the life cycle of that moth --
Pepetuna. For five years Pepetuna hides in the puriri tree, eating and sleeping until the time is right. Then one warm spring evening, he pushes a hole through the door of his home. He crawls out with his strong new legs and breathes the fresh air. Then he stretches out his beautiful new wings, ready to fly up into the moonlight ... just one night. Includes factual information about the Puriri moth, also known as the Ghost moth.
Responsibility: Denise Whitmore.

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