100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa
"Go behind the scenes at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and discover more than 100 treasured items from the Museum's collection. 100 Amazing Tales From Aotearoa gives readers a special look at some of the surprising, wonderful, and significant items that Te Papa stores i... read full description below.
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||21 September 2012 by Te Papa Press
||Paperback, Contains Paperback and DVD
||By Morton, Simon
By Hotere, Riria
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Description of this Book
Book and CD. An exciting new behind-the-scenes look at surprising, wonderful and significant pieces held in our national museum, for children and adults alike. Te Papa stores more than 2 million pieces in trust for the nation. New Zealand Through 100 Objects takes readers on a tour behind the scenes of the museum to discover more about 100 of these treasured items. Readers will learn the secrets of the first dinosaur ever discovered, see new and unique spider species, be inspired by famous paintings and quirky jewellery, encounter fearsome weapons and armour from the Pacific and uncover the deep and personal stories of Maori taonga.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of Best Non-Fiction Book, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2013 (New Zealand)
Winner of Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction, LIANZA Children's Book Awards 2013 (New Zealand)
Long-listed for Science Book Prize 2013, Royal Society of New Zealand 2013 (New Zealand)
Long-listed for Storylines Notable Books List 2013 2013 (New Zealand)
||The well-illustrated book collates cultural artefacts and art works, enabling readers to enjoy the extended collection at home... Fragments of rich cultural history are captured throughout... -- NZ Geographic, 20121001 a colourful, accessible history book for the whole family -- North & South, 20121201
Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his Radio New Zealand National show This Way Up and the TV series Why We Buy. Riria Hotere (Ngati Maniapoto, Te Aupouri) is an actor in the TV series Korero Mai and a former member of Te Papa's education team. Currently she is a Resource Developer at Huia Publishers.