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Riwia Me Te Mataiarorangi

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Description

This is the Māori language version of Riwia and the Stargazer.

Since he was born, Riwia’s baby brother, Tawa, has been in Auckland Hospital, and his family has come to stay in Auckland. While Riwia goes to school and Dad works as a cook, Mum stays with Tawa. Their Aunty Sue’s house is full, and renting is expensive, so Riwia and her parents live in a van, the Stargazer, in the park. Sometimes it’s scary at night when people shout at them in the park, but the weekend is good when they go to Aunty Sue’s and Dad cooks a boil-up and they all have a shower. But Tawa is getting sicker, and he dies. The family travels back to Te Teko, taking Tawa to the marae for his tangi and burial. Riwia learns about the journey Tawa’s spirit will make to farewell Aotearoa and join the waka of stars that gathers the spirits of the dead. And at Matariki, the family remembers Tawa and gathersto see his spirit burning brightly as a star.

Release date NZ
March 31st, 2023
Audience
  • Children's (6-12)
Contributor
  • Illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Huia Publishers
Pages
36
Publisher
Huia Publishers
Dimensions
180x200x5
ISBN-13
9781775507307
Product ID
36641375

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