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How My Koro Became a Star

How My Koro Became a Star (Hardback)

By Te Paa, Brianne
Illustrated by Morehouse, Hemi

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  • Pub Date
    30 Jun 23

In this picture book, a young boy learns about the customs around celebrating Matariki from his grandfather. They watch the stars from the top of a mountain, prepare their offering of food for the gods, and the boy learns about Te Waka o Rangi and the tradition of calling out the... names of loved ones who have passed away so that they can become stars. Just before Matariki the following year, the boy's Koro suddenly dies. He gathers and prepares the food offering and asks each family member to come with him up the mountain when Matariki is due to rise, but they all make excuses, and he is disheartened. But when he tells them what Koro taught him, they all climb the mountain before sunrise, follow the rituals Koro carried out and call out Koro's name so that he can become a star.
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ISBN 9781775506942
Released NZ 30 Jun 2023
Publisher Huia Publishers
Format Hardback
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Language English
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ISBN-13 9781775506942
Stock Release date is 30 June 2023
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Huia Publishers
Released 30 Jun 2023
Publication Country
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Author(s) By Te Paa, Brianne
Illustrated by Morehouse, Hemi
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 270mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years