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Poupou Tauawhi

Poupou Tauawhi (Paperback, Maori ed.)

By Johnson, Sarah
Illustrated by Tulloch, Scott
Translated by Roberts, Ngaere

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(In Te Reo Maori) Each time its people move away the little hall sits empty. Will its walls ever again ring with laughter, music, stories and song?

ISBN 9781775430797
Published 1 August 2012 by Scholastic
Format Paperback, Maori ed.
In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781775430797
ISBN-10 1775430790
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 August 2012
International Publication Date 27 July 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, Maori ed.
Edition Maori ed.
Author(s) By Johnson, Sarah
Illustrated by Tulloch, Scott
Translated by Roberts, Ngaere
Category Award Winning
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 265mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 272789

Description of this Book

Many years ago, a Maori couple built a little hall where people could gather. It was warm and welcoming, with walls that folded all the way round like wooden arms. Through the years, the hall houses a church, a shoemaker, a doctor, a dressmaker, a dance studio and finally becomes a meeting place for people who had travelled from countries far away. And within were folded all the words and footsteps, the prayers and music, the dreams and dancing that had passed and were still to come.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Joy Cowley Award 2011

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Author's Bio

Sarah Johnson was born in Hamilton and studied at Victoria University in Wellington, doing her Masters at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Most recently Sarah has lived in the UK but has also travelled within Europe, Singapore, Zimbabwe and Australia. Her current occupation (besides raising her children) is as a freelance writer and editor. Scott Tulloch is the author/illustrator of the recent Scholastic Titles On the Road to Tuapeka and Tom and the Dragon, as well as the Willy books (Willy's Dad, Willy's Mum, Willy's Grandpa) and the lovely Echo and Hush and The Naughtiest Puppy. A native speaker of Maori, Ngaere Roberts is a former Maori Immersion teacher and one of the principal writers for the draft curriculum for te reo Maori in mainstream schools.

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