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Rona Moon – Ko Rona Māhina

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Rona Moon – Ko Rona Māhina – written by Tim Tipene, nā Stephanie Huriana Fong i whakamāori, illustrated by Theresa Reihana

‘Everything looks so small from up here,’ said Rona.

‘I know,’ Whaea beamed. ‘Even the reasons we felt angry seem so little’

‘Hanga nohinohi ana te ao katoa atu i konei,’ tā Rona.

‘E mea ana koe,’ te mene atu a Whaea. ‘Kua hanga nohinohi hoki ngā take i pupū ai ō tāua riri.’

The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Māori in Tim Tipene’s sensitive telling, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana.

Rona Moon gets angry with everyone — her brother, her Nana and Papa — and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Taken to meet her ancestor Whaea Rona on the moon, she learns a lesson in how to control her temper.

Format: This book is a Paperback

Language: This book is written using both English and te reo Māori text (Bilingual).

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About the Author:

Tim Tipene (Ngāti Kurī, Ngāpuhi) is the award-winning author of children’s picture books and junior novels. Tim is also a youth and self-defence counsellor, he leads the Warrior Kids programme, a community organisation working with at-risk children.


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