The Call of the Kokako

The Call of the Kokako

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

25 Kiwi Champions

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By Maria Gill and Marco Ivancic
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 64
Book Size 280 x 215
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 1/08/2014
Subject Classification Sports & outdoor recreation

Here are 25 of New Zealand's finest sportspeople, across the range of sporting disciplines, and including the old and great alongside the young bucks, the new rising stars. All of these sportspeople have succeeded on the world stage and many began their careers at a very young age. Discover how they achieved their success and what it was that made them set their sights on the ultimate goal of 'best in the world'.

With individual timelines, trophy boards, and personal stories for each athlete, Maria Gill provides a description of each sport and outlines personal training programmes for each athlete. Children can set goals and create their own sports plan, and essential resources identify New Zealand sports organisations, museums and sporting competitions.

Stunning illustrations capture each sportsperson in action, inspiring young New Zealanders to match their achievements.

Maria Gill

Maria Gill is an award-winning writer of non-fiction and educational books for children. A former primary school teacher, she has written dozens of books and regularly visits schools around New Zealand to give talks. She also conducts writing workshops and addresses educational conferences.