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All readers, but particularly those of Aotearoa will relate to this beautifully illustrated and lovingly scripted tale. In this age of science and technology it is comforting to suspend belief and appreciate the delicately woven explanations of events that have shaped our land.
Author and illustrator Bruce Potter compliment the legend with remarkable poetic style. Read the story to your children. Return to it and muse over the detail.
For more information make sure you read the Author’s note, glossary and end papers with their map of Wellington Harbour. It is a classic in every way.
Reviewed by Barbara
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