What happens when you let a group of writers loose `backstage' in a museum? Te Papa invited twenty-two of New Zealand's best children's authors to spend a day in the Museum's collections, and to chose one of the museum's taonga (treasures) as a starting point for an imaginative journey.
The result is a truly original compendium of stories and poems for 8-12 year olds, with whimsical illustrations from award-winning Sarah Laing. It's a unique collaboration between Te Papa Press and the Whitireia Creative Writing and Publishing Programmes.
the authors: Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Bill Manhire, Elizabeth Knox, Jo Randerson, Barbara Else, Ant Sang, Marisa Maepu, Mandy Hager, Paora Tibble, Frances Samuel, Phillip Mann, Raymond Huber, Tusiata Avia, Kyle Mewburn, John McCrystal, Dave Armstrong, Anatonio Te Maioha, James Brown, Moira, Wairama, Emily Hunter, Tusi Tamasese