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              The Tunnel of Dreams
               

              The Tunnel of Dreams (Paperback)

              By Beckett, Bernard

              • RRP: $21.00
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              A hidden world, mysterious villains, two sets of twins and one epic competition set the scene for this magical middle-grade adventure by an award-winning NZ author.

              ISBN 9781922330185
              Published NZ 29 Sep 2020
              Publisher Text Publishing
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Availability
              691 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              Rangi and Papa / Matariki New Zealand
               

              Rangi and Papa / Matariki New Zealand (Paperback)

              By Mitchell, Sara; Illustrated by Williamson, Fraser

              • RRP: $10.99
              • $10.99
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              A traditional tale from New Zealand and information on both traditional and contemporary celebrations of Matariki or the Maori New Year.

              ISBN 9780947526092
              Published NZ 30 May 2018
              Publisher Clean Slate Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Story World 2
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              Who Stole My Taro?
               

              Who Stole My Taro? (Hardback)

              By Riley, David

              • RRP: $30.99
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              Taro is one of the most popular foods in Samoa. You can bake it and eat it with palusami. You can boil it and eat it with coconut cream. You can even fry it and make taro chips. But how did taro get to Samoa? Find out in Who stole my taro? - a Samoan legend retold by David Riley ...and translated into Samoan by Rasela Lafaele Uili.
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              ISBN 9780995136229
              Published NZ 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age Children
              Series Pasifika Superheroes
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              Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific
               

              Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific (Hardback)

              Edited by Brechin-Smith, David; Illustrated by Arapere, Reweti; Brightwell, Ariki; Goodyer, Te Hana; Grace-Smith, Miriama

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $26.99
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              JOIN MAUI AS HE SHARES STORIES FOR TAMARIKI BASED ON TAONGA FROM THE TE PAPA COLLECTION

              ISBN 9780995113626
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2019
              Publisher Te Papa Press
              Interest Age Children
              Availability
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              A Place to Belong
               

              A Place to Belong (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint)

              By Kadohata, Cynthia; Illustrated by Kuo, Julia

              • RRP: $17.99
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              Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.

              ISBN 9781481446655
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Availability
              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Fast Talking Pi
               

              Fast Talking Pi (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd ed.)

              By Selina Tusitala, Marsh

              • RRP: $27.99
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              'Marsh's first book of poems is bold, fascinating, foolhardy, risky, on-the-edge stuff - but it seems to work. Her poems leap and twist with the dexterity of buzzing UFOs hanging around the Pacific.' - Hamesh Wyatt, Otago Daily Times Fast Talking PI is the first 'singular, confid...ent and musical' collection of poetry by Auckland writer Selina Tusitala Marsh. 'Tusitala' means writer of tales in Samoan, and Marsh here lives up to her name with stories of her life, her family, community, ancestry, and history. Her poetry is sensuous and strong, using lush imagery, clear rhythms and repetitions to power it forward. The list poem is a favourite style, but she also writes with a Pacific lyricism entirely her own. Fast Talking PI is structured in three sections, 'Tusitala (personal), 'Talkback' (political and historical) and 'Fast Talking PI' (already a classic). In poems like 'Guys Like Gauguin' she writes as a 'calabash breaker', fighting back against historic injustices; but in other poems she explores the idea of the calabash as the honoured vessel for identity and story. Ultimately, though, Marsh exhorts herself to 'be nobody's darling', as a writer she is a self-proclaimed 'darling in the margins', and Fast Talking PI proves it - a generous work that will thrill readers; 'a map in our arms / to get us over the reef'; and a tremendous first book. Author Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, English, Scottish and French descent. She was the first Pacific Islander to graduate with a PhD in English from the University of Auckland and is now a lecturer in the English Department, specialising in Pasifika literature. Marsh is currently developing a Pasifika Poetry website in conjunction with the NZ electronic poetry centre. Her poetry has been anthologised in the award-winning Whetu Moana; Best New Zealand Poems; Niu Voices: Contemporary Pacific Fiction 1, which she edited; and Mauri Ola. Her work deals specifically with issues that affect Pacific communities in N
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              ISBN 9781869407322
              Published NZ 4 Feb 2012
              Publisher Auckland University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
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              Maui and the Secret of Fire: Tales of Aotearoa 3
               

              Maui and the Secret of Fire: Tales of Aotearoa 3 (Hardback)

              By Bixley, Donovan; Edited by Joseph, Darryn

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui captured the secret of fire. The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour.

              ISBN 9781988516936
              Published NZ 10 Sep 2020
              Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Availability
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              Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
               

              Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa (Hardback)

              By Gossage, Peter

              • RRP: $40.00
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              A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evo...cative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature. These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui - the quick-witted and the trickster - whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal. Maui and Other Legends contains eight essential legends. In this volume you will find timeless favourites such as How Maui Found his Mother, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef and many more. The treasury includes: How Maui Found his Mother How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone The Fish of Maui How Maui Slowed the Sun How Maui Found the Secret of Fire How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death Battle of the Mountains Pania of the Reef
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              ISBN 9780143309291
              Published NZ 3 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Availability
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              Number the Stars
               

              Number the Stars (Paperback, New edition)

              By Lowry, Lois

              • RRP: $17.50
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              Winner of the Newbery Medal. Newly reissued in the Essential Modern Classics range.

              ISBN 9780007395200
              Released NZ 18 Nov 2011
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
              Series Essential Modern Classics
              Availability
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              The Artist and the Whale
               

              The Artist and the Whale (Hardback)

              By Riley, David

              • RRP: $30.99
              • $30.99
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              Mataginifale is a Niue superhero with a difference. She isn't known for her super powers, but for her super creativity. One day she had an argument with a whale that tested her thinking skills too. Find out what happened in The Artist and the Whale, a Niue legend retold by David ...Riley and translated into Vagahau Niue by Elviso Togiamua.
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              ISBN 9780995136250
              Published NZ 31 Jul 2020
              Publisher Reading Warrior
              Interest Age Children
              Series Pasifika Superheroes
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