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The Adventures of Tupaia
 

The Adventures of Tupaia (Hardback)

Illustrated by Tait, Mat
By Meredith, Courtney Sina

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"The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tah... read full description below.

ISBN 9781988547145
Barcode 9781988547145
Published 12 September 2019 by Allen & Unwin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781988547145
ISBN-10 1988547148
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 12 September 2019
International Publication Date 17 September 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Tait, Mat
By Meredith, Courtney Sina
Category Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 310mm
Weight 750g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 910.4
Catalogue Code 1001394

Description of this Book

Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter. Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

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Author's Bio

Courtney Sina Meredith is an Auckland poet, playwright, fiction writer and musician. Her award-winning works include her play Rushing Dolls, poetry Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick and short stories Tail of the Taniwha. Courtney has held various international residencies including the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa where she is an Honorary Fellow in Writing. She is the Director of Tautai, New Zealand's leading contemporary Pacific arts trust. Mat Tait is a South Island based comics artist and writer. He gained a BFA in painting from Ilam School of Arts and then lived in America and Britain before settling in Motueka, where he does freelance illustration and works on his art. His comics work has been published widely both locally and internationally, most recently The Heading Dog Who Split In Half with writer Dr Michael Brown. He has also illustrated numerous children's and educational material for Learning Media, Pearson and other publishers.

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