The taniwha in our backyard / Malcolm Paterson ; illustrated by Martin Bailey.

By: Paterson, Malcolm, 1975- [author.]Contributor(s): Bailey, Martin, 1957- [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Sharing our stories (Auckland, N.Z.)Publisher: Oratia, Auckland : Oratia, 2018Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cmISBN: 9780947506469; 0947506462Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Children's picture books | Taniwha -- Children's picture books | Families -- Children's picture books | South Kaipara Peninsula (N.Z.) -- Children's picture books | Kaipara District (N.Z.) -- Children's picture booksGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Children's stories, New Zealand. Summary: Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whānau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina (who grew up in Malaysia). Exploring the area they learn about ancient taniwha (guardians/monsters), extinct and endangered animals and trees, kaitiakitanga (stewardship) and tūpuna (ancestors), and discover how the area has a Second World War connection. In the creation of their own stories previously unknown taniwha take centre stage!
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Tui, his cousin Jennifer and their whānau go to the south Kaipara to visit their Uncle Rua and Auntie Mina (who grew up in Malaysia). Exploring the area they learn about ancient taniwha (guardians/monsters), extinct and endangered animals and trees, kaitiakitanga (stewardship) and tūpuna (ancestors), and discover how the area has a Second World War connection. In the creation of their own stories previously unknown taniwha take centre stage!

In English, with Maori phrases.

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