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The Mouse and the Octopus
 

The Mouse and the Octopus (Paperback)

Illustrated by Halapua, Lisala

  • OUR PRICE $27.99

From the depths of a Tongan forest to the edge of a reef, this is a reimagining of an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse, an unwitting octopus and the bitter feud that erupts.

ISBN 9780473380168
Published 14 February 2017 by Talanoa Books
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Black Marks on the White Page
 

Black Marks on the White Page (Hardback)

By Ihimaera, Witi; Edited by Makareti, Tina

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"Stones move, whale bones rise out of the ground like cities, a man figures out how to raise seven daughters alone. Sometimes gods speak or we find ourselves in a not-too distant future. Here are the glorious, painful, sharp and funny 21st century stories of Maori and Pasifika wr ...

ISBN 9780143770299
Published 3 July 2017 by Random House
Interest Age General Audience
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The Boy and the Dolphin
 

The Boy and the Dolphin (Paperback)

Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn

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When a boy helps free a dolphin tangled in a discarded fishing net, they develop an unexpected friendship. "Once there was a boy who lived by the sea. He loved the sea and he swam in it every day he could ... which was most days. He was a very good swimmer. One day, the boy ...

ISBN 9781877484308
Published 30 April 2017 by Little Island Press Ltd
Interest Age 5-12 years
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A Gift for Ana
 

A Gift for Ana (Paperback)

By Va'Afusuaga, Jane; Illustrated by Pinder-Pancho, Azra

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That first night in Samoa, Ana slept next to her grandmother on an old bed with sheets that smelled of mothballs. Now it was morning and as she opened her eyes, Ana saw that the other side of the bed was empty. She sat up and looked across the room. Mum and Dad were still fas ...

ISBN 9781877484247
Published 30 April 2017 by Little Island Press Ltd
Interest Age 5-12 years
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Maui - Sun Catcher
 

Maui - Sun Catcher (Hardback)

By Tipene, Tim; Illustrated by Waipara, Zak

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This is an imaginative retelling of the beloved legend of Maui catching the sun, set in modern New Zealand. This bilingual English and Te Reo Maori book is suitable for primary age readers, with colourful illustration in a reasonably priced, quality hardback.

ISBN 9780947506148
Published 8 November 2016 by Oratia Media
Interest Age 5-8 years
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Balancing Acts: Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
 

Balancing Acts: Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017 (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By McGhie, Gerald

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Gerald McGhie's insightful account of 40 years of service as a NZ diplomat, including two postings in Moscow - during Brezhnev and Cold Ward years and later during the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Yeltsin and collapse of the Soviet Union.Samoa and New Guinea are also discussed

ISBN 9781927212318
Published 24 May 2017 by Dunmore Publishing Limited
Interest Age General Audience
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Tamaiti me te Aihe, Te
 

Tamaiti me te Aihe, Te (Paperback)

Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn; Translated by Hammond, Kiwa

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Tera tetahi tamaiti e noho ana i te taha o te moana. He nui tona aroha mo te moana, a, i nga ra e ahei ana ka kauhoe ia ... me ki, i te nuinga o nga ra. He kaikauhoe tino kaha ia. I tetahi ra, kauhoe ana te tamaiti, ka kite atu ia i te wai i waho ra e tiehutia ana. Ka whai whakaa ...

ISBN 9781877484339
Published 30 April 2017 by Little Island Press Ltd
Interest Age 5-12 years
Language (Maori)
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Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds
 

Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds (Paperback)

By Salmond, Anne

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Six centuries ago Polynesian explorers, who inhabited a cosmos in which islands sailed across the sea and stars across the sky, arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand where they rapidly adapted to new plants, animals, landscapes and climatic conditions. Four centuries later, European ex ...

ISBN 9781869408657
Published 24 July 2017 by Auckland University Press
Interest Age General Audience
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Nga Atua -- Maori Gods
 

Nga Atua -- Maori Gods (Hardback, 2nd Enlarged edition)

By Kahukiwa, Robyn

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* Stunning art and charming text presenting major gods including Maui, Tangaroa, Mahuika and Uenuku * Aimed at children but accesses general and gift markets * Robyn Kahukiwa is the best-known Maori female artist of her generation

ISBN 9780947506261
Published 21 June 2017 by Oratia Media
Interest Age 2-6 years
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Tongan Heroes
 

Tongan Heroes (Paperback)

By Riley, David

  • OUR PRICE $34.99

Tongan Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry. It includes legends like Muni and Kavaoanu; historical figures such as Queen Salote Tupou III and Professor Futa Helu; and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Kona ...

ISBN 9780473352448
Published 8 August 2016
Interest Age 13+ years
Series Pasifika Heroes
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