Ko Maraea Me Nga Toroa (Maraea and the Albatrosses - in Maori)

Author(s): Patricia Grace (illus Brian Gunson)

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Maori-language edition of Maraea and the Albatrosses. Tells the story of Maraea, an elderly Maori woman living in a coastal community. The site of the kainga is also next to an albatross colony, and there are close (and fabulously illustrated) links between the people and the birds. But people are drifting to the cities, and the community is falling apart. Soon only an aging Maraea is left on the clifftop, looking out to sea to welcome the birds. And soon even Maraea passes away. On the site of Marea's old sitting place on the clifftop, only a rock remains. But something is happening, the rock is moving and stirring. It bursts open, and a great albatross emerges, spreading its massive wings and soaring up into the sky... First published June 2008

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143502678
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Puffin Books
  • : June 2008
  • : 275x210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia Grace (illus Brian Gunson)
  • : Paperback
  • : Maori
  • : 823.2
  • : 32pp
  • : colour illustrations