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The Māori picture dictionary – Te papakupu whakaahua

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The Māori picture dictionary – Te papakupu whakaahua – by Margaret Sinclair & Ross Calman, illustrated by Josh Morgan & Isobel Te aho-White

This comprehensive picture dictionary contains illustrations for over 1400 of the most common words used in daily life. Wonderfully illustrated by two up-and-coming Māori artists, The Māori Picture Dictionary / Te Papakupu Whakaahua has a sense of fun that makes it easy to use.

Many words are clarified in short sentences in both English and te reo. There is also an index of Māori to English words at the back – ideal for quick reference. Other useful sections cover numbers, days of the week and months of the year, plus full-page themed illustrations covering school, home and the marae.
A great introduction to the Māori language for all ages.

Format: This book is a Paperback

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About the Authors & Illustrators:

Margaret Sinclair has worked in publishing in New Zealand and the UK for many years. Early on she trained as a primary school teacher but quickly turned to the world of books, thinking – mistakenly as it turned out – that books couldn’t be unruly or disruptive. She loves it. She lives in Auckland with her husband, and they have three adult children who turn up from time to time to eat or use the washing machine.

Ross Calman (Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa-ki-te-tonga, Ngai Tahu) is an author, editor and licensed translator. He is the translator and editor of this book. Ross lives in Wellington with his wife Ariana Tikao and they have two adult children.

Josh Morgan (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Te Whanau-a-Kai) lives in Wellington. Josh grew up in the mighty Manawatu, spending his school days drawing silly things in the back of his exercise books. He now works as an illustrator creating pictures for books, TV and animation. He still draws silly things as an adult too, but mostly on bills and meeting notes.

Isobel Te Aho-White (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngai Tahu) is an Illustrator based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara.


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