"Come close and listen. I have a story to tell." Melanie Drewery spins a magical tale, weaving the ties from the past that bind us all to this land called Aotearoa. Across the years we have all formed links and connections to the land we call home and no matter where we are in the world we will always feel that pull back to this special place. Maori language.
Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Te Kura Pounamu 2005.
Melanie Drewery is a popular New Zealand author who has written the popular Nanny Mihi books and, more recently, Matariki and The Treasure. She is a talented potter who lives with her family in Nelson. Bruce Potter is well known for his beautiful illustrations in a number of Reed books, most recently The Donkey Man. He lives with his family in South Auckland.