Picture Book

Tamanui: Te Kōkako Mōrehu o Taranaki

Rebecca Beyer, Linley Wellington


 

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Finalist, Te Kura Pounamu Award, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2016

The Taranaki forest is changing, and kōkako are finding it difficult to get food and protect their chicks. Rats and possums are raiding nests, taking chicks and eggs, and the kōkako Tamanui has lost his brothers and sisters.

In the quiet forest, Tamanui hears a kōkako call, but flying towards it, he is caught in a net. Taken to Mount Bruce, he adapts to a new environment, raises chicks and becomes important in the survival of the kōkako. Based on a true story, Tamanui is displayed at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth.

This is the Māori-language version of Tamanui: The Brave Kōkako of Taranaki. The translation is by Kawata Teepa.


Genre

Children’s

Pages

32

Language

Māori

Publication Date

November 14, 2015

Dimensions

210 x 270 mm

ISBN (Soft Cover)

9781775502210

""A well-written, in-depth tale about the journey of the kōkako...is particularly special given that there are not many books written for children about kōkako.""

NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

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