Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Māui fished up the North Island of New Zealand when he sneaks onto his brothers’ canoe after they have refused to take him fishing. This te reo Māori version, Te Hinga Ake A Māui I Te Ika Whenua.
About the Authors:
Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and writer based in Taupo. He has numerous bestsellers to his name, including the recent Much Ado About Shakespeare. Donovan created Pussycat, Pussycat (2015), Little Bo Peep(2014), The Wheels on the Bus (2010)and Old Macdonald’s Farm (2011) and The Great Kiwi ABC (2016).
Dr Darryn Joseph is a lecturer in te reo at Massey university. He has authored over 23 books; mainly textbooks and chapter books for Māori immersion education. He has won the Huia Short Stories Award for te reo Māori and the LIANZA Librarian Te Kura Pounamu Award for “most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults written in Te Reo Māori.
Keri Opai is a life-long educator, teaching Māori language and culture in kōhanga reo (under 5 language nests), primary and secondary school, polytechnic, wānanga (Māori university) and mainstream university as well as community-based organisations. He is a licensed interpreter and hold a Master’s degree in Māori knowledge systems.
Teachers’ Notes for the Te Reo Edition are available here.