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Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara

by Moira Wairama

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PUBLISHED: 6th August 2019
ISBN: 9780143504825
ANNOTATION:
Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city.
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  • Paperback
    $14.97
PUBLISHED: 6th August 2019
ISBN: 9780143504825
ANNOTATION:
Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city.

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Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city.

Publisher Description

In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city. Discover the dramatic legend of how Wellington Harbour was created.

Author Biography

Moira Wairama is a published poet, playwright, storyteller, performer and kura kaupapa teacher, and an award-winning children's book author. She writes in both English and Maori, and specialises in bilingual retellings of Maori legends. Her retelling of a legend first recounted to her by Tipene O'Reagan, The Taniwha of Wellington Harbour/Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara with illustrations by Bruce Potter (Puffin 2011) won a Storylines Notable Non-fiction award and the LIANZA Te Kura Pounamu Award in 2012. Moira lives in Wellington with her partner, performer Tony Hopkins, and they are co-founders of Soul Food Tellers, performing stories for audiences of all ages.

Bruce Potter is an award-winning and prolific illustrator of more than 100 children's books. He has illustrated stories for a number of New Zealand's finest children's writers, including the 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, weightlifter, and black belt (2nd Dan) in Shotokan Karate.

Prizes

Winner of LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Kura Pounamu 2012

Product Details

Author
Moira Wairama
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Language
Maori
Illustrator
Bruce Potter
ISBN-10
0143504827
ISBN-13
9780143504825
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Pages
32
Year
2019
Publication Date
2019-08-06
Audience Age
3-7
Media
Book
Audience
Children/Juvenile