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Tunnel in Our Backyard

Tunnel in Our Backyard

This is a fun picture book that blends English and Maori text and bright illustrations, aimed at 7-12 year-olds and released for Matariki 2016. The Tunnel in our Backyard is the second in the innovative series from Malcolm Paterson's Sharing Our Stories venture, which aims to bri... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780947506049
Published 15 June 2016 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paterson, Malcolm
Illustrated by Maihi, Hana
Series Sharing Our Stories (part: 2)
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ISBN-13 9780947506049
ISBN-10 0947506047
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 15 June 2016
International Publication Date 1 June 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Paterson, Malcolm
Illustrated by Maihi, Hana
Series Sharing Our Stories (part: 2)
Category Reference
Matariki (Maori New Year)
Picture Storybooks
History of Other Lands
Conservation Of The Environment
Matariki - The Maori New Year
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 285mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 178g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 660496

Description of this Book

A charming picture book that blends English and Maori, The Tunnel in our Backyard brings to life for children the history of Auckland - specifically Mount Albert, Point Chevalier, Te Atatu and Waterview. Jennifer and her whanau go to Te Atatu to help her cousin Tui's family move house to Mount Albert. What they learn from Nanny on the way about Matariki and the Waterview Tunnel leads on to a big discovery once they reach Mount Albert - that old tunnels also run under here! Under the guidance of Nanny and new neighbour Tefere, the kids relive old and more recent history and follow in the giant footsteps of the ancestor Ruarangi from Mount Albert down to Meola Reef in Point Chevalier.

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Author's Bio

Malcolm Paterson belongs to Ngati Whatua of Auckland and the Kaipara, and represents his iwi in heritage and environmental issues. A qualified medical doctor, Malcolm also has a masters degree in environmental management. He is author of The Castle in our Backyard (2010). He lives with his family in Te Atatu, Auckland.Hana Maihi belongs to Ngati Whatua and Ngati Ranga. As a design graduate specialising in digital storytelling she is passionate about connecting people to heritage, culture and the environment. She lives in Auckland.

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