Monday, June 09, 2008
THE SEVEN STARS OF MATARIKI
by Toni Rolleston-Cummins, illustrated by Nikki Slade-Robinson
Huia Publishers - $18
Published in both English & Maori this colourful picture book was launched on the marae at Te Papa yesterday. A contemporary myth of love, magic and adventure that celebrates Matariki, the Maori New Year, and tells how the star cluster came into being.This is Rolleston-Cummins first book and veteran children's book illustrator Slade-Robinson has done her proud with her fine artwork.
The Maori translation, Te Huihui o Matariki, is by Hone Morris of Huia Publishers.