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Rewa Finds His Wings by Tim Tipene
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Rewa's mum is worried about him, he seems unhappy, so she sends him to see a tohunga. Rewa is unhappy, and he has lots of wishes - but most of all, he wants to be a bird. The tohunga grants him his wish, and gives Rewa warning about being a bird for too long and forgetting how to be a human. Rewa flits as a piwakawaka, swoops as a kereru and dances through the air as a tui. Even the tohunga cannot bring him back to earth as Rewa flies higher and higher and...Rewa forgets how to be a human! A lovely story with a twist at the end, when the tohunga says to Rewa, 'Well I see you're finally happy, Rewa, birds just can't be people!'

Author Biography

Tim Tipene (also known as Papa Tim), is a writer and the founder of Warrior Kids, a life-skills programme for children. He has published several children's book, both picture flats and junior fiction. His stories always carry a message that encourages children to be true to themselves. Jo Thapa lives in wild and windy Wellington, 'in a house perched on a hillside in Island Bay, with a natural vista of hills and the sea that takes my breath away, invigorating and constantly changing, inspiring my senses' She has always loved creating, painting and illustrating.
Release date NZ
January 31st, 2008
Illustrated by Jo Thapa
Country of Publication
New Zealand
colour illustrations
Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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