Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop is the winner of the Margaret Mahy Book of the Year Award.
This book stood out for the judges as one which is innovative in its concept and format – they’d seen nothing quite like it before in New Zealand children’s publishing. It is masterful in its execution – a work of art that bears repeated and thoughtful viewing and reading of its vibrant and informative illustrations. It is also a book of enduring significance in the canon of New Zealand children’s literature – a landmark title which will stand the test of time.
This is a story of
It is a book for all ages, a bountiful celebration of Aotearoa, and a most worthy Supreme Winner.