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The Whale Rider by [Ihimaera, Witi]
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"A poetic blend of reality and myth provides a riveting tale of adventure and passion." Author: School Library Journal

"The book behind the award-winning movie opens with the tale of the original whale rider, immersing the listener in the sweep of Maori culture at the heart of this remarkable story. The new young whale rider takes her rightful name, Kahu. The girl-child's story is told by her uncle Rawiri: her breaking of the male chain of descendants, her rejection by her great-grandfather, her role in saving her people, and her extraordinary ride on the old bull whale. New Zealander Jay Laga'aia effortlessly navigates the Maori names, facilitating the listener's entrance into another culture. His pacing is confident, and his inflections, though sometimes a bit comical for the women, allow for easy differentiation among characters. Laga'aia's narration acts as a guide as the story's characters move from traditional beliefs to new awareness. The audio is instrumental in proving that even with such a wonderful movie, the book is better." Author: AudioFile Magazine

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The classic book that inspired the award-winning film.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2247 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0435135082
  • Publisher: NZ ePenguin (27 November 2008)
  • Sold by: Penguin UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AFQXZLU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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