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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
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780947506148
ISBN-10 0947506144
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 8 November 2016
International Publication Date 1 November 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tipene, Tim
Illustrated by Waipara, Zak
Category Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 270mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 380g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.208999442
Catalogue Code 693246

Description of this Book

The modern Maui is an intermediate-school boy who lives with his Mum and three older brothers in a city where the day is never long enough to get things done.Maui grasps the mantle: Mum, I'm gonna catch that Sun for you.That Sun who's always on the run.With their woven flax net, the brothers drive to the pit where the Sun lives, and make their play to slow the dayThis bilingual book- in English and Maori - brings Maui into the 21st century in a fun and colourful retelling - the first in the international Indigenous Voices series.

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Author's Bio

Tim Tipene (Ngati Kuri, Ngati Whatua) is the award-winning author of nine children's picture books and junior novels including Kura Toa, Haere and Taming the Taniwha. A pioneering youth and self-defence counsellor, he leads the Peace Masters programme. Tim lives with his family in West Auckland.Zak Waipara(Rongowhakataa, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu), has illustrated and written for children's books, comics, newspaper graphics, motion graphics and animations. He is currently programme leader of the Bachelor of Animation Degree at Animation College, Auckland.The Maori translation is by Rotorua-based musician and academic Rob Ruha

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