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The Boy and the Dolphin

The Boy and the Dolphin
 

When a boy helps free a dolphin tangled in a discarded fishing net, they develop an unexpected friendship.

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ISBN 9781877484308
Published 30 April 2017 by Little Island Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Language English
Author(s) Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781877484308
ISBN-10 187748430X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Little Island Press Ltd
Imprint Little Island Press
Publication Date 30 April 2017
International Publication Date 1 January 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Language English
Author(s) Illustrated by Kahukiwa, Robyn
Category Picture Books / Young Children's books
Picture Storybooks
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 24
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 215mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 5-12 years
Reading Age 5-12 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 746589

Description of this Book

When a boy helps free a dolphin tangled in a discarded fishing net, they develop an unexpected friendship.

"Once there was a boy who lived by the sea. He loved the sea and he swam in it every day he could ... which was most days. He was a very good swimmer.

One day, the boy was swimming as usual when he noticed some splashing further out in the water. He decided to take a closer look."

This title is also available in the Maori language translation: "Te Tamaiti me te Aihe".

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Author's Bio

Robyn Kahukiwa is an award-winning artist and children's book writer and illustrator and has been a prominent figure in Maori children's literature since the 1980s. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1938, Kahukiwa trained as a commercial artist and later moved to New Zealand at the age of nineteen. Kahukiwa is of Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Ngati Hau, Ngati Konohi and Whanau-a-Ruataupare descent on her mother's side. Kahukiwa's work often deals with themes of colonialism and the dispossession of indigenous people, motherhood and blood-ties, social custom and mythology. She gained prominence in New Zealand in the 1980s after her exhibition Wahine Toa (strong women) which toured the country. This exhibition drew on Maori myth and symbolism. Kahukiwa won the 1994 Young People's Non-fiction Award (now known as Elsie Locke Award) for Paikea.

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