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Title The whale rider /
Witi Ihimaera.
Author Ihimaera, Witi, 1944- (43)
Publisher Raupo, Auckland, N.Z.
Published 2008.
ISBN 9780143011392 (paperback)
0143011391 (paperback)
MARC No ocn871482126
Pages 182 pages ; 20 cm
Notes Originally published Heinemann, 1987. Eight-year-old Kahu craves her great-grandfather's love and attention. But he is focused on his duties as chief of a Maori tribe in Whangara, on the East Coast of New Zealand - a tribe that claims descent from the legendary 'whale rider'. In every generation since the whale rider, a male has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir - there's only kahu. She should be the next in line for the title, but her great-grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu will not be ignored. And in her struggle she has a unique ally the whale rider himself, from whom she has inherited the ability to communicate with whales. Once that sacred gift is revealed, Kahu may be able to...
Subject Maori (New Zealand people) Juvenile fiction. (10)
Grandfathers Juvenile fiction. (11)
Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction. (27)
Whales Juvenile fiction. (5)
Families Juvenile fiction. (58)
Children's stories. (869)
New Zealand fiction 20th century. (35)
Pakiwaitara. (42)
Children's stories, New Zealand. (256)
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Location Collection Call Status Reserves Volume
Holdings Dargaville Fiction (New Zealand) IHI Available

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