Battle of the Birds

FrontCoverSpinelessVerySmall1 Battle of the BirdsWinner, 2012 Sir Julius Vogel Award Best Youth Novel 

 Listed in the Year’s Best Books, 2011, Dominion Post 

Breaking free of the earth, the massive bird shudders as if awakening from a long slumber…

Stuck in Wisconsin, Annie is homesick. But when a giant eagle flies her home to New Zealand, it’s a thousand years too early and a battle is brewing between the birds. Can Annie and her friends help the flightless overcome ambitious raptor, Te Hokioi? Will gentle Moa survive to live on in history? And will Annie make it back to Wisconsin?


..the battle scene is the best I have ever read… — Barbara Murison, Around the Bookshops

My 9 year old has read it twice and I’m sure she’ll read it again. — Shellbewrite

…an intriguing story that mixes Maori legend with universal notions of good and evil. Murray keeps the story moving with great dialogue. — Dan Strawn

Books as lively as Battle of the Birds young readers with a life-long passion for books. — Trevor Agnew, Dominion Post


Lee Murray

Lee Murray is an award-winning writer of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. She lives with her family in the Land of the Long White Cloud where she conjures up stories for readers of all ages from her office on the porch. When she has time, she also provides assessment services for selected writers.

3 Responses

  1. Jacinta James says:

    Battle of the Birds is the coolest book I’ve read!

  1. October 27, 2014

    […] About the Author – Lee Murray is multiple award winning author. It would take far too long to name all her awards, from Sir Julius Vogel Awards to the Australian Shadows Award. Find out more on Lee Murray’s website. […]

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