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Whale Rider

Ihimaera, Witi (Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.
Authors: Ihimaera, Witi, 1944-
Title: Whale rider
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 152 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Witi Ihimaera
Notes: Originally published: Auckland [New Zealand] : Reed Books, 1987
Summary: As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.
Awards & Distinctions: "Winner Audience Award, 2003 Sundance Film Festival"--Cover
ISBN: 0152050167
0152050175
Branch Call Number: y IHIMAERA
Subject Headings: Families New Zealand Juvenile fiction Whales Juvenile fiction Human-animal relationships Juvenile fiction Maori (New Zealand people) Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Families
Whales
Human-animal relationships
Maori (New Zealand people)
LCCN: 2003003943
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As eight year old Kahu fights for her destiny, she discovers her own magical ability: she has the ancestral gift of communicating with whales.


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Jul 12, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I just loved this book! I saw the movie years ago, but the book is WAY better! Everyone should read this book! Haumi e, hui e, taiki e (Let it be done).

Aug 07, 2011
  • Warriorcat777 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A nice easy read. Truly emotional

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Aug 07, 2011
  • Warriorcat777 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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