Latest book by bestselling author aims to inspire children to protect our natural world

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NEW ZEALAND NATURE HEROES BY GILLIAN CANDLER

Published by Potton & Burton; December 06, 2019; RRP: $29.99

Come face-to-face with our wildlife heroes in bestselling author Gillian Candler’s new book New Zealand Nature Heroes.  Find out how their work is helping to save thousands of rare birds, insects, lizards, fish and marine mammals.

Featuring the stories of more than 15 different nature heroes, Candler’s book showcases the endeavours of well- known conservationists, such as Nicola Toki, Ingrid Visser and Don Merton.  It also pays tribute to myriad unsung heroes, including volunteers, teens and conservation dogs.

Aimed at children aged from 8 to 14, New Zealand Nature Heroes focuses on the pioneering work of people who have or are currently working to protect and understand New Zealand’s natural world. These inspiring profiles are complemented with information about key animals, plants or habitats, which are then matched with activities and projects.  The latter demonstrate how young people can be their own nature heroes – whether it’s undertaking simple garden projects or larger scale activities, such as looking after our streams, beaches, bush.

Candler hopes that New Zealand Nature Heroes will inspire and encourage our children to become citizen scientists, actively engaged with their local environments.  If it helps to shape their lives and turns them into naturalists and conservationists along the way, then so much the better.

GILLIAN CANDLER is an award-winning children’s writer. Since 2012 she has written 11 non-fiction books for children on New Zealand nature. Five of these have been finalists in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and At the Beach: explore and discover the New Zealand seashore won the Elsie Locke Medal in the LIANZ Non-Fiction Awards in 2013. This book alone has gone on to sell over 15,000 copies.  For more, go to: http://gilliancandler.co.nz/.

GILLIAN CANDLER IS AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEW / IMAGES & EXTRACTS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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