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Swim – The story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai

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Swim The story of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai – Retold by Chris Szekely

This is a timeless love story.

Hinemoa lives by Lake Rotorua and Tūtānekai on the island, Mokoia. Hinemoa falls in love when Tūtānekai plays the flute, but Hinemoa’s father considers him unsuitable. They vow to be together, and every night on the island,Tūtānekai plays his flute to guide Hinemoa to him. With no canoe, Hinemoa must swim the lake with mystical creatures in it to be with Tūtānekai.

Format: This book is hardcover.

Language: This book is written in English

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About the Author:

Chris Szekely (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Ruanui) was appointed the Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library in 2007 and is the first Māori person to hold this position. He was previously City Librarian at the Manukau City Council, where he headed one of the largest and fastest growing public library services in New Zealand. He was also instrumental in setting up Te Rōpū Whakahau, the professional association of Māori librarians where he is a life member.

Chris also wrote the book: Rāhui


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