Tēnā anō tātou,
here’s a quick collection of the reviews available online for The Adventures Of Tupaia.
A lovely one here from Paula Green at NZPoetryBox.
Briar Lawry reviews it at The Sapling.
More kind words at What Book Next and The Reading Warrior.
Then there’s this here from Canvas Magazine 14/7/19:
“A spectacular hardback published in partnership with Auckland Museum to accompany the Tupaia exhibition (now on), this follows the story of Tupaia from his childhood in Ra’iatea to becoming a highranking ’arioi and master navigator who sailed with Captain James Cook as part of the crew on the Endeavour. Meredith and Tait incorporate a range of styles in this evocatively illustrated work, which adds nuance to the story of how Europeans put Aotearoa on their maps. It’s a story that should be read in all New Zealand primary schools.”
Heoi anō, kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka…
So I’ve mentioned this book elsewhere on the site, but the pub. date is approaching quickly, and it’s time to run up a flag.
My friend Mike Brown and I have produced this book see? It’s called The Heading Dog Who Split In Half: Legends and Tall Tales From New Zealand and it’s a collection of local stories we think are interesting, or important, or revealing, and deserve to be more widely known. I think I can safely say that all of them, in one way or another, have struck a personal chord with us. We hope that they will with the reader as well; that they’ll start conversations, help to recall other stories, and not least, be entertaining.
The book is being published by Potton & Burton, top notch producer of quality NZ books, and will be available in shops in late October 2015. You can pre-order it here, but since you’re smart and discerning, before you do that you should head over to The Old, Weird New Zealand for more info on the book, a bunch of artwork, some ramblings, and more. Kia tere!
And stay tuned.