Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea /

Roxborogh, Tania Kelly, 1965-

Charlie Tangaroa and the creature from the sea / T.K. Roxborogh ; illustrations by Phoebe Morris. - 220 pages ; 22 cm

Novel for children. Includes glossary of Māori terms.

"On a beach clean-up, thirteen-year-old Charlie and his brother, Robbie, find a ponaturi, a mermaid, washed up on a beach. An ancient grudge between the Māori gods Tane and Tangaroa has flared up because a port being built in the bay is polluting the ocean and creatures are fleeing the sea. This has reignited anger between the gods, which breaks out in storms, earthquakes and huge seas. The ponaturi believes Charlie is the only one who can stop the destruction. So begins Charlie's journey to find a way to reunite the gods and discover why he is the one for the task"--Publisher information.

9781775503972 1775503976

Mermaids--New Zealand--Children's fiction.
Pollution prevention--Children's fiction.
Māori (New Zealand people) --Folklore--Children's fiction.
Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki

Children's stories, New Zealand.


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