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Ngārara Huarau / story told by Maxine Hemi ; illustrated by Andrew Burdan.

By: Hemi, Maxine [author.].
Contributor(s): Burdan, Andrew [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781775502999; 1775502996.Uniform titles: Ngārara Huarau. English Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Comic books, strips, etc | Pakiwaituhi | Taniwha | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki | PūrākauGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's stories, Māori. | Graphic novels.DDC classification: 398.208999442 Summary: "This graphic novel in English 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. In graphic novel format.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017
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This graphic novel tells the story of Ngarara 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 Ngati Tara ask Tupurupuru and his warriors to kill Ngarara Huarau. Tupurupuru constructs a trap and the warriors set upon Ngarara Huarau with weapons, and he sinks into the Uwhiroa swamp. But did he die? This graphic novel tells the story of Ngarara 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 Ngati Tara ask Tupurupuru and his warriors to kill Ngarara Huarau. Tupurupuru constructs a trap and the warriors set upon Ngarara Huarau with weapons, and he sinks into the Uwhiroa swamp. But did he die?

"This graphic novel in English 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. In graphic novel format.

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