The Boys in the Waka Ama - Angie Belcher

Penguin Books


Author: Angie Belcher
Illustrator: Debbie Tipuna

Published: 4 February 2020
ISBN: 9780143774297
Imprint: Picture Puffin
Format: Paperback
Pages: 32

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.

SKU: 10000-11

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