I loved this book as it puts a new spin on how the stars appear (whakapapa) of Matariki. This could be used as a contrast pūrākau (legend) of how the stars of Matariki came to be. The sentence structures are complex therefore more suited to the senior end of school.
This would be a great resource to teach in science for “planet earth & beyond” to look at how Māori made sense of how stars were created.
Author: Calico McClintock
Illustrator: Dominique Ford
Translator: Ngaere Roberts
ISBN: 978 1 77543 305 7
Date of Publication: 2016
Ages: The sentence structures are complex, so this is for confident te reo readers
Reviewer’s name, job title, school name & region: Leon Dunn, Head of Māori, Southland Boys’High School
How highly are you recommending this book? Highly recommended