Picture Book

Ngārara Huarau (Māori)

Maxine Hemi


 
FINALIST, Te Kura Pounamu Award, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2017

Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, travels from Hawke’s Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he goes.

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Finally, the Wairarapa people of Ngāti Tara ask Tūpurupuru and his warriors to kill Ngārara Huarau. Tūpurupuru constructs a trap and the warriors set upon Ngārara Huarau, and he sinks into the Uwhiroa swamp. But did he die?

An English-language edition of this graphic novel is also available, Ngārara Huarau (English).

Genre

Graphic Novel

Pages

24

Language

Māori

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

Dimensions

170 x 235 mm

ISBN (Soft Cover)

9781775503002

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