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Tamanui: Te Kōkako Mōrehu o Taranaki

By Rebecca Beyer, Linley Wellington

Tamanui: Te Kōkako Mōrehu o Taranaki

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, he 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.

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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, he 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 TaranakiTranslated by Kawata Teepa.

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781775502210
  • Dimension: 210 x 270mm mm
  • Pages: 32
  • Format: Softback
  • Language: Māori
  • Publication Date: 14 Nov 2015

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"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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About the Author

Rebecca Beyer

Rebecca Beyer is a children's librarian in Taranaki and has worked with children's literature for a number of years. Tamanui: The Brave Kōkako of Taranaki is the second children's book that Rebecca has written, her first book Daniel's Matariki Feast was published in 2014. Read More

About the Author

Linley Wellington

Linley Wellington is a children's librarian in Taranaki and has worked with children's literature for a number of years. Tamanui: The Brave Kōkako of Taranaki is the second children's book that Linley has written, her first book Daniel's Matariki Feast was published in 2014. Read More