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Bruce Potter is an international-award-winning and prolific illustrator of more than 100 children's books. Perhaps best known for his incredibly detailed and realistic picture-book illustrations, Bruce has worked in a diverse range of styles over the course of his art career, which began as a cartoonist and caricaturist for a number of newspapers around the world. To date Bruce has illustrated the stories of many of New Zealand's finest children's writers, including the bestselling illustrated edition of Witi Ihimaera's Whale Rider. Bruce lives in Alexandra in New Zealand's South Island, where, as well as being an exhibiting fine artist, he is also an expert stage performer, musician and composer, weightlifter, and black belt (2nd Dan) in Shotokan Karate.

Books by Bruce Potter

The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour

A legend about the two taniwha who played a role in forming Wellington Harbour, retold by Moira Warama, with stunning illustrations by Bruce Potter

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Manukura: The White Kiwi

True story by world-renowned writer Joy Cowley about the beautiful rare white kiwi Manukura in picture book format for young children.

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Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara

Discover the dramatic Maori legend about the creation of Wellington Harbour in this story written entirely in te reo Maori.

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