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100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa

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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ISBN 9781877385797
Barcode 9781877385797
Published 21 September 2012 by Te Papa Press
Format Paperback, Contains Paperback and DVD
Author(s) By Morton, Simon
By Hotere, Riria
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ISBN-13 9781877385797
ISBN-10 1877385794
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Publication Date 21 September 2012
International Publication Date 1 September 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Contains Paperback and DVD
Contains Contains Paperback and DVD
Author(s) By Morton, Simon
By Hotere, Riria
Category Award Winning
Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Exhibition Catalogues And Specific Collections
Reference Works
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
LIANZA 2013 Finalists
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 240mm
Weight 895g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993
Catalogue Code 273685

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards 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)
NZ Review 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

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Author's Bio

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.

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