How Maui Fished Up the North Island

Author(s): Joseph Darryn

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Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Māui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan’s unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph will ensure that the story is accurate and culturally appropriate, and will translate the story for the Te Reo edition.


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Finalist in the 2019 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults - Te Reo Maori Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award

Donovan Bixley is a household name for anyone with young children. He’s illustrated more than 100 books, published in 31 countries. His work has been awarded as a writer, illustrator and book designer. Dr Darryn Joseph is a lecturer in te reo at Massey university. He has authored over 23 books; mainly textbooks and chapter books for Māori immersion education. He has won the Huia Short Stories Award for te reo Māori and the LIANZA Librarian Te Kura Pounamu Award for most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults written in Te Reo Māori.

General Fields

  • : 9781988516257
  • : Upstart Press
  • : Upstart Press Ltd
  • : August 2018
  • : ---length:- '21'width:- '29'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joseph Darryn
  • : Paperback
  • : Donovan Bixley
  • : Maori
  • : 398.2008999442
  • : VFV