Dobby Based on a True Story by Marion Day
Flying into the snow-clad mountains in the depths of winter, Dobby goes missing when his master takes him hunting. His jacket gets snagged on a bush and he is trapped. Can Old Kea and Young Kea help Dobby find the strength to stay alive in the bitter cold?
Author Marion Day tells the Dobby story in a compelling way, full of suspense and hope. It's a heartfelt story but not overwhelming sad or scary for little readers. The kea are a delight and Day has done a wonderful job at personifying them - the dialogue and way of speaking is exactly what you image a kea would talk like.
Illustrated by realist artist Emma Gustafson, readers are instantly able to recognise New Zealand's high country. Each character has a distinct personality and Gustafson helps convey emotion through her illustrations.
Written by: Marion Day
Illustrated by: Emma Gustafson
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