By Cleal, VictoriaIllustrated by Joy Te Aho-White, Isobel
A visit to New Zealands famous national museum, Te Papa, launches a boy and his whanau on a magical adventure to find Papa after he gets lost. Hes gone missing inside one of the museums taonga (treasures), but which one? Will they find Papa before the museum closes? Searching wit...h the help of a museum host, the family encounters moa, paddles a vaka, flees war-time Hong Kong and rides the famous Britten Bike. The informative stories, backed by expert research, show how we can make a connection (te hononga) with special objects. This gorgeous picture book is perfect for both reading out loud to younger children and for independent readers.Read more
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Victoria Cleal works as a writer and editor at Te Papa. She worked on the Nature | Te Taiao exhibition and several stories for the childrens TV series He Paki Taonga and its associated book. Her first book, also based on a treasure at Te Papa, and illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White, was Whiti: Colossal Squid of the Deep, winner of the Best Childrens Book at the 2021 Whitley Awards for zoological literature. Isobel Joy Te Aho-White (Ngati Kahungungu ki te Wairoa, Rongomaiwahine, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Irakehu) is a graphic artist with a diploma in Visual Arts (UCOL) and a Bachelor of Design (Hons) majoring in illustration from Massey University. She has illustrated for Huia Publishers and the School Journal (Lift Education), as well as several of the stories for the childrens TV series He Paki Taonga and its associated book.
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