By Tipene, Tim
In this powerful new novel for teenagers, 16-year-old Jahnine is having to fend for herself amidst a series of family misfortunes, with her mother is in hospital battling cancer and her brother gone without a trace. Family legend has it that a patu taken during the Land Wars by h...er great-great-grandfather has left a curse on them. Determined to return the patu and lift the curse, Jahnine turns to a strange Maori boy, Andy, and follows him away from Auckland to try and put things right. Nothing turns out the way she imagines in this powerful coming-of-age novel from Tim Tipene.Read more
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Tim Tipene is the award-winning author of children's picture books and junior novels including Kura Toa: Warrior School, Bullies and Warriors and Taming the Taniwha. A youth and self-defence counsellor, he leads the Warrior Kids programme (outlined in his recent manual, Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children). Tim lives with his family in Sunnyvale, Auckland.
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