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The Taniwha in our Backyard

The Taniwha in our Backyard

* Fun educational and heritage story for 7-12 year-olds * Third in innovative Sharing Our Stories series * English with Maori text, out for Maori Language Week

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ISBN 9780947506469
Published 16 October 2018 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paterson, Malcolm
Illustrated by Bailey, Martin
Series Sharing Our Stories (part: 3)
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780947506469
ISBN-10 0947506462
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 16 October 2018
International Publication Date 3 September 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Translated from Maori
Author(s) By Paterson, Malcolm
Illustrated by Bailey, Martin
Series Sharing Our Stories (part: 3)
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 208mm
Height: 284mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 150g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 938343

Description of this Book

Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whanau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina. Exploring the area down to Muriwai, they learn about moa, kauri, Maui dolphins, kaitiakitanga (stewardship), geology and more. In the telling of their stories, a previously unknown taniwha (monster) takes centre stage! Mixing English and Maori (with some Malay words thrown in), established and newer ethnic groups, this new work in the Sharing Our Stories series connects children with the amazing environments and history around them,

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Author's Bio

Malcolm Paterson belongs to Ngati Whatua of Auckland and the Kaipara, and represents his iwi in heritage and environmental issues. He is author of the previous Sharing our Stories books The Castle in our Backyard (2010) and The Tunnel in our Backyard (2016) He lives with his family in Te Atatu, Auckland. Martin Bailey is a well-known illustrator who has created numerous children's books over a long career. He recently founded the boutique publisher Black Chook Books. Martin lives in Muriwai, one of the main locations in this work.

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