I'm a bit of a Matariki fan; the stars, the stories, the excuse for taking a break in winter and imbibing in all things family-food-and-festivals. This story covers a a new story (for me) on the Matariki stars and associated M?ori mythology and weaves it into a very readable family story. I bought the Te Reo M?ori version as well – for the kids and for some reo practice for me. The kids loved that version as well tho' and the artwork is fantastic. The only detraction for me was a lacking in astronomical precision – the shape of Matariki wasn't right, I think (from memory) there is a picture in the evening with Matariki in view but the wrong orientation (plus I'm presuming it's winter so you can't see Matariki in the evening anyway)… that kind of thing. Few people are fussed about this kind of detail so I'm expecting a lot of 5-star ratings in that case!