Ngārara Huarau

Ngārara Huarau

Book - 2016 | Maori
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"This graphic novel in Māori tells the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that travels from Hawke's Bay to Wairarapa in search of his sister, Pari-kawhiti. As he journeys, his movement shapes the landscape, and his hunger leads him to eat birds, seals, seafood and people, causing terror as he travels south. Finally, the Wairarapa people of Ngāti Tara ask Tūpurupuru and his warriors to kill Ngārara Huarau. Tūpurupuru constructs a trap and the warriors set upon Ngārara Huarau with weapons, and he sinks into the Uwhiroa swamp. But did he die?"--Publisher information.
Publisher: Wellington :, Huia Publishers me Ngati Kahungunu Ki Wairarapa Trust,, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 398.20993 HEM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Burdan, Andrew


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Filled with stunning illustrations and graphic visual art, this is a young adult graphic novel must read!
Written in Te Reo Māori, this is the story of Ngārara Huarau, a taniwha, that is on the search for his missing sister Pari-kawhiti. As he travels south, the terror he brings about leads the ... Read More »

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