The Boys in the Waka Ama - Angie Belcher
Author: Angie Belcher
Illustrator: Debbie Tipuna
Published: 4 February 2020
Imprint: Picture Puffin
Tahi, rua, toru, wha! Hoea to waka! Meet the team of boys who are training hard for the big competition in this exciting story about waka ama racing!
A story celebrating the traditional Polynesian sport of outrigger canoe racing, from the creators of the bestselling The Girls in the Kapa Haka.These are the crew of the waka, which raceside-by-side at a heart-thumping, breath-taking pace.Their whanau have gathered along the shore -"Kia tere! Kia tere! Kia tere - give more!"The waka glides faster, the boys dig in deep.There will be no rest till this race is completeas they race in the waka ama.
With a lovely singing text and vibrant illustrations, this timely story celebrates all aspects of this incredibly popular and fast-growing sport that is so special to Aotearoa.