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Fantail's Quilt
Fantail's Quilt

Fantail's Quilt

By Gay Hay, Illustrated by Margaret Tolland



36 Pages, 10.25 x 9.5

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: August 2019

ISBN 9781760360719

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (Aug 2019)

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A beautifully illustrated story of a mother bird protecting her young

Mother Fantail dreams of raising a happy family, and carefully prepares her nest, while Rat sniffs around for dinner. What will happen when their paths cross? A beautifully illustrated story about a mother bird who works hard to prepare her nest and protect her young from predators.


"The future of the eggs is uncertain, and the expressively concise narrative creates an evocative action sequence in the wild." â€â€Foreword Reviews

"Honored as a finalist for a New Zealand illustration award when it was first published in 2012, this story of determined bird parents can nest safely on American nature shelves as well." â€â€Kirkus Reviews

Author Biography

Gay Hay is a New Zealand environmental enthusiast. Over the many years of her primary school teaching she has helped children plant and nurture thousands of native trees. She has been involved in many environmental initiatives on the Kapiti Coast and is currently leading the lizard investigation as part of the Kapiti Biodiversity Project. Margaret Tolland has 20 years' experience in visual arts education and gallery work.