illustrated book

“The extraordinary true story of the Weka of lake Whakatipu” is a book written and illustrated by Dïne.

It has been published for the locals and tourists of the Queenstown lakes district area, in New Zealand.

This book tells a whismical story about the native birds of Whakatipu lake, inspired by a Māori legend and the nature surrounding the lake. It’s a magical adventure where a little bird will have to find a way to save the lake from a cruel giant, by teaming up with other animals and even humans. An original story, along with brilliant watercolor illustrations, that makes a wonderful gift for whoever likes legends or a beautiful children’s book.