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By Belcher, Angie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie
Story celebrating the Maori performing art of kapa haka.
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A story celebrating the traditional Polynesian sport of outrigger canoe racing, from the creators of the bestselling The Girls in the Kapa Haka. These are the crew of the waka, which race side-by-side at a heart-thumping, breath-taking pace. Their whanau have gathered along the s...hore - Kia tere! Kia tere! Kia tere - give more! The waka glides faster, the boys dig in deep. There will be no rest till this race is complete as they race in the waka ama. With a lovely singing text and vibrant illustrations, this timely story celebrates all aspects of this incredibly popular and fast-growing sport that is so special to Aotearoa.Read more
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By McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah
This bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo Maori retells the traditional Legend of Mauao and includes a glossary and pronunciation guide, Mauao facts, a Mauao timeline, important places on Mauao, oral traditions and activities for children. There is also a big b...ook version available.Read more
This story is about the kapahaka group: the boys and girls who take part, and the way that the whole whanau is involved in the preparation and performance of the kapahaka. Children will absorb a lot of information about Maori culture and language from this fun and attractive stor...y. For further information, a glossary of Maori words is included at the back of the book. The rhythm of the text is based on the traditional children's tale The House that Jack Built . For example, These are the piu piu, that swished and swirled, that swung on the hips of the group of girls, who sang in the kapahaka.Read more
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Retold by McCauley, Debbie; Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie; Translated by Waaka, Tamati; Designed by Elworthy, Sarah
This bilingual children's picture book in English and Te Reo Maori retells the traditional Legend of Mauao in big book format.
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