Sam Goes Wild
Children's book based on the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival.
Sam has been ill and his appetite has disappeared. Uncle Nick comes up with a plan to get Sam’s appetite back. He suggests his young nephew visit him in Hokitika, on the west coast of the South Island, but he doesn’t let on that Sam’s holiday will coincide with the famous Wildfoods Festival.
Tourists from all over New Zealand flock to the iconic festival in March to sample the wide range of local wild food and drinks of the West Coast. Stallholders promote artisan food and many people dress up in costumes to celebrate the event.
Uncle Nick introduces Sam to an unforgettable array of festival delights, including live huhu grubs, plump snails, green candyfloss and gumboot milkshakes, to name a few.
The final spread in the book gives information about Hokitika and how the town came to host the Wildfoods Festival. There’s also a wild recipe for children to create and enjoy.
Sam Goes Wild is the third book in the Great Kiwi Read series that began with Gypsy Day on the Farm, and also includes Grandpa Ngata and the Seagull.
- Children will be delighted by this food story set in Hokitika at the very popular annual Wildfoods Festival.
- Facts about the festival and a recipe are included at the end of the book, providing readers with information as well as enjoyment.
- Award-winning author Jennifer Beck writes about local subjects and events that New Zealand children can relate to.
Pop into the Hokitika i-SITE and purchase your copy
Please contact the Hokitika i-SITE to place an order of Sam Goes Wild.
03 755 6166
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