The Tale of Henry and Thomas
A Poem by Pinky Agnew
Listen to the Story
‘Thomas’ – a true love story for children and adults of all ages.
The rainbow relationship of Thomas the goose and Henry the black swan received worldwide fame in February of 2018 when Thomas, the blind, bisexual goose passed away and was buried next to his partner of nearly thirty years, a black swan named Henry. Headlines appeared in news columns as far as the UK and America including the BBC News, Daily Mail and even a mention on The Ellen Show in the US!
Now the story, also involving a love triangle with Henrietta the swan, has been immortalized forever by Mik in his eighth book about the Waikanae Lagoon and the adventures that unfold within it.
The book is accompanied by a poem, written by Pinky Agnew (Audio link above)
and a song by band Uz Blokes. uzblokes.com/news
“The gallant goose rushed into the water and shepherded Henry and the babies up the bank, across the road and back to the top lagoon. Over the next six years,
Henry and Henrietta hatched 82 eggs, 76 of the cygnets grew up and eventually flew away. Thomas helped to raise all of them”- an excerpt from the book.