Ko ngā whetū takirua o Matariki: Ko Waitī rāua ko Waitā
Ko ngā whetū takirua o Matariki: Ko Waitī rāua ko Waitā – written by Miriama Kamo, illustrated by Zak Waipara
Pakō ana ngā ngaru papaki kei raro iho i a Waitā e kōrekoreko mai ana. Shhhh, e pōuri ana te waimarino o te roto. He aha a Waitī e kore nei e tino pīata mai i tēnei pō?
I a Grandma rāua ko Pōua e kawe ana i ngā tamariki ki te rama tuna i tētahi pō Matariki e whakaharahara ana, ka kitea a waitī e raru ana. Me aha te whānau ki te tautoko i te oranga tonutanga o te roto wai māori?
Te Rerehua and Sam know that nothing in nature is identical; not the eels, not the stones on the beach. Not even the twin stars of Matariki, Waitī and Waitā: one looks after fresh water and lakes, the other salt water – the ocean.
When they notice Waitī is looking dim one night, Grandma and Pōua enlist the children’s help with planting around the edges of the lake to help keep it healthy. But at night, those sneaky Patupaiarehe come and pull up the plants! Grandma devises a plan to scare those naughty fairies away.
Format: This book is a Paper back.
Language: This book is written in te reo Māori.
The English version is also available here: The twin stars of Matariki: Waitī and Waitā
About the Author:
Miriama Kamo (Ngāi Tahu/Ngāti Mutunga) is a New Zealand journalist, children’s author and television presenter.
This book is also available in English here: The twin stars of Matariki: Waitī and Waitā
Other books written by Miriama available:
About the Illustrator:
Zak Waipara (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Porou, Ngati Ruapani, Ngati Kahungunu) is a former NZ Herald graphic artist and HOD of Animation at Animation College. He is now Digital Media lecturer at AUT.
Teacher notes from the publisher for this pukapuka are available here.