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The Girls in the Kapa Haka

The Girls in the Kapa Haka
 

Story celebrating the Maori performing art of kapa haka.

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ISBN 9780143773870
Barcode 9780143773870
Published 4 June 2019 by Penguin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Belcher, Angie
Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9780143773870
ISBN-10 0143773879
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Belcher, Angie
Illustrated by Tipuna, Debbie
Category Picture Storybooks
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 3mm
Weight 120g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.2
Catalogue Code 978104

Description of this Book

New Zealand's favourite story, celebrating all aspects of kapa haka is fun for the whole whanau to read together!
These are the poi that circled and twirled, above the heads of the singing girls, who wore the piupiu that swished and swirled, made from the flax that Koro cut, that the mussel shell scraped, that the kuia made, that swung from the hips of the girls in the kapahaka.

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Author's Bio

Angie Belcher (Author) Angie Belcher is a writer, teacher and adventurer who has has produced several books for children. Her now classic The Girls in the Kapa Haka was published when she lived in the tiny seaside settlement of Maketu, the landing site of the great Arawa canoe. Angie was inspired to write the story after seeing one of the village kuia making piupiu and watching the children from the Maketu School kapa haka group perform at their local marae. Angie lives in Rotorua, New Zealand. Debbie Tipuna (Illustrator) Debbie Tipuna is a full-time artist and children's book illustrator who lives in the beautiful coastal city of Tauranga, New Zealand. When she worked on The Girls in the Kapa Haka she lived in Te Puke, a little inland from Maketu. For the illustrations she drew on her experiences as a student at Waiariki Polytechnic, where she developed her love of Maori arts and crafts, learnt to weave flax and also learnt that the poi was not her forte!

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