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Little Kiwi's Matariki

Little Kiwi's Matariki
  

The little Kiwi is fast asleep in her burrow. A beam of moonlight shines right down into her burrow. She wakes, and realises it is time. Hurrying out into the night, she wakes each of her friends from their midwinter slumber.'Kia tere! Hurry!' she urges them. The little Kiwi lead... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781927305201
Published 1 April 2016 by David Ling Publishing Limited
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Slade Robinson, Nikki
Illustrated by Robinson, Nikki Slade
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ISBN-13 9781927305201
ISBN-10 1927305209
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
Imprint Duck Creek Press
Publication Date 1 April 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Slade Robinson, Nikki
Illustrated by Robinson, Nikki Slade
Category Award Winning
General Picture Books
Matariki (Maori New Year)
Matariki - The Maori New Year
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 255mm
Height: 210mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 4-6 years
Reading Age 4-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 649196

Description of this Book

"The little Kiwi is fast asleep in her burrow. A beam of moonlight shines right down into her burrow. She
wakes, and realises it is time. Hurrying out into the night, she wakes each of her friends from their midwinter slumber.'Kia tere! Hurry!' she urges them. The little Kiwi leads her friends through the pingao and onto the beach. It is pre-dawn. They wait, and watch. As the moon slips away behind the hills, the constellation of Matariki rises for the first time, in the northeastern sky."

This gentle tale about celebrating Matariki, the Maori New Year, finishes with an explanation of Matariki - it's origins, traditions and how it is celebrated today. The constellation is also shown, with the Maori names for each star. The text contains some simple words in Te Reo Maori alongside the English equivalent.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Picture Books 2016

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Author's Bio

Nikki Slade Robinson has been an illustrator and author for many years and has illustrated over sixty children's books and readers. Nikki's most recent books are Muddle & Mo and The Roadman Boogie.

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