The Birds of Summer by Gray Prebble
Illustrated by Steve Henderson
Rewi Marama, a deaf Maori girl, befriends and nurses the wounded Kini Kuaka, a beautiful white godwit who has become the natural leader of his flock. After his recovery Kini guides the godwits safely through peril and storm to Sibera, and after a successful mating season back home to the rich fishing grounds of Kaipara Harbour.
Hardback, AH & AW Reed 1977, 71pages, very good condition