Tuesday, May 31, 2011
THE WHALE RIDER written by Witi Ihimaera
We have just got into our library the most beautifully written and illustrated book - The Whale Rider (just like the movie!)
"From the time of her birth, Kahu is destined to become the leader of her tribe in the East Coast village of Whangara. But her grandfather, Koro Apirana, is caught up with the problems facing the tribe. He refuses to accept that a girl could take over from him as chief. Then a pod of whales beach themselves at Whangara. Kahu has to act if she is to save them and her people."