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Swim: The Story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai

Swim: The Story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai
 

English edition In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781775500797
Published 21 June 2013 by Huia Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Szekely, Chris
Illustrated by Burdan, Andrew

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ISBN-13 9781775500797
ISBN-10 1775500799
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; usually ships 5-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 21 June 2013
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Szekely, Chris
Illustrated by Burdan, Andrew
Category General Picture Books
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Myth & Legend Told As Fiction
Interest Age 3-8 years
Reading Age 3-8 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 270mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 406g
Dewey Code 398.20993
Catalogue Code 300280

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English edition In the legend, Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tutanekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tutanekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa's father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tutanekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tutanekai. The book is available in Maori and English language versions.

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Author's Bio

THE AUTHOR Chris Szekely is Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library - the first Maori person in this position. He was previously City Librarian at the Manukau City Council, heading one of the largest public libraries in New Zealand and was instrumental in setting up Te Ropu Whakahau, the association of Maori librarians. Chris wrote Rahui, illustrated by Malcolm Ross, which won the Picture Book Category, New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, 2012. THE ILLUSTRATOR Andrew Burdan is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated children's books, educational materials and story boards, and he was the illustrator of the award-winning Hautipua Rererangi and Ngarimu Te Tohu Toa.

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