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The Whale Rider

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The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera

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By Witi Ihimaera

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A mystical story of Maori culture. The birth of a daughter – Kahu – breaks the lineage of a Maori tribe.

Rejected by her grandfather, Kahu develops the ability to communicate with whales, echoing those of the ancient Whale Rider after whom she was named.

This magical and mythical novel tells of the conflict between tradition and heritage, from the perspective of Kahu’s grandfather, and Kahu’s destiny to secure the tribe’s future.

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07 Aug 2016

Just a juicy magic book. Perfect for EVERYONE.

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