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Haka (Trade Paperback / Paperback, English edition of Whiti Te Ra)

By Grace, Patricia

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Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha is pursued by his enemies and fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a kumara pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a woman of great power, sits in front of its entrance. As he hears his enemies, Te Rauparaha whispers in the dark Will I die?' Will I ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781775502074
Barcode 9781775502074
Published 27 September 2015 by Huia Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, English edition of Whiti Te Ra
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ISBN-13 9781775502074
ISBN-10 1775502074
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 27 September 2015
International Publication Date 28 September 2015
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, English edition of Whiti Te Ra
Edition English edition of Whiti Te Ra
Author(s) By Grace, Patricia
Category Award Winning
Picture Storybooks
Dance
Culture & Customs
Children's and Educational
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Picture books for children, Te Rauparaha, Ngati Toa (New Zealand people) - History, Haka (Dance), Ngati Toa (New Zealand people) - Social life and customs
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 993.101092
Catalogue Code 602040

Description of this Book

This is the story of the great Ngati Toa chief Te Rauparaha and how he came to compose the haka 'Ka Mate, Ka Mate'.
Te Rauparaha is pursued across the island by his enemies and he fears for his life. At Lake Rotoaira, he is hidden in a kumara pit, and Te Rangikoaea, a woman of great power, sits in front of its entrance.
As he hears his enemies approach, Te Rauparaha whispers in the dark 'Will I die? Will I live?'. His enemies cannot find him, and he climbs back to the sunlight.
As he recounts this adventure to his people, his words are repeated and the haka rings out, and is now passed down from generation to generation.
To be available in English and a te reo Maori edition titled 'Whiti Te Ra!', this children's story is the story behind the haka which has become recognisable the world over being performed by New Zealand teams at national and international sports events.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Picture Books 2016

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Author's Bio

Patricia Grace is the first Maori woman to publish a collection of short stories (1975). Since then she has published three other short story collections, three award-winning novels, and several children's books. Her novel Dogside Story (UH Press edition, 2002) won the 2001 Kiriyama Prize for fiction. She is widely anthologized and translated into more than eight languages, and is considered not only one of the finest writers in New Zealand and the Pacific, but one of the most important writers of the post-colonial novel in English in the world today.

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