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The Whale Rider Eight Year Old Kahu, A Member Of The Maori Tribe Of Whangara, New Zealand, Fights To Prove Her Love, Her Leadership, And Her Destiny Her People Claim Descent From Kahutia Te Rangi, The Legendary Whale Rider In Every Generation Since Kahutia, A Male Heir Has Inherited The Title Of Chief But Now There Is No Male Heir, And The Aging Chief Is Desperate To Find A Successor Kahu Is His Only Great Grandchild And Maori Tradition Has No Use For A Girl But When Hundreds Of Whales Beach Themselves And Threaten The Future Of The Maori Tribe, It Is Kahu Who Saves The Tribe When She Reveals That She Has The Whale Rider S Ancient Gift Of Communicating With Whales.


About the Author: Witi Ihimaera

Witi Ihimaera is a novelist and short story writer from New Zealand, perhaps the best known M ori writer today He is internationally famous for The Whale Rider.Ihimaera lives in New Zealand and is of M ori descent and Anglo Saxon descent through his father, Tom He attended Church College of New Zealand in Temple View, Hamilton, New Zealand He was the first M ori writer to publish both a novel a Witi Ihimaera is a novelist and short story writer from New Zealand, perhaps the best known M ori writer today He is internationally famous for The Whale Rider.Ihimaera lives in New Zealand and is of M ori descent and Anglo Saxon descent through his father, Tom He attended Church College of New Zealand in Temple View, Hamilton, New Zealand He was the first M ori writer to publish both a novel and a book of short stories He began to work as a diplomat at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1973, and served at various diplomatic posts in Canberra, New York, and Washington, D.C Ihimaera remained at the Ministry until 1989, although his time there was broken by several fellowships at the University of Otago in 1975 and Victoria University of Wellington in 1982 where he graduated with a BA 1 In 1990, he took up a position at the University of Auckland, where he became Professor, and Distinguished Creative Fellow in M ori Literature He retired from this position in 2010.In 2004, his nephew Gary Christie Lewis married Lady Davina Windsor, becoming the first M ori to marry into the British Royal Family



10 thoughts on “The Whale Rider

  1. says:

    I have been fascinated by whales from the time I was a young child and saw a blue whale skeleton at the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History This one event precipitated a lifelong love of whales and dolphins and all marine mammal life I have been fortunate to go on two whale watches in my life but I have never gotten up close to these majestic creatures With the year windi


  2. says:

    I read this in my self proclaimed New Zealand November, 2015 I saw the movie based on the film a few years ago but only have a vague memory of it The book comes from the perspective of Rawiri, the uncle of the girl Kahu It is a very readable intertwining story of the modern day characters with the mythology ...


  3. says:

    2.5 I am having a wee moment of picking up New Zealand books that I should have read a long time ago and that have co incidentally been made into films Maurice Gee sIn my Fathers Denwas my most recent foray and off the back of that I decided to read Witi Ihimaera s novelThe Whale RiderIhimaera has written quite a long list of books and short stories butThe Whale Rideris probably his most w


  4. says:

    A gem that glistens Beautiful A contemporary rewriting of an ancient Maori legend Its messages speak of the strength of women, but evenimportantly of the oneness of the past and present, the rational and the irrational, what we understand and don t understand and of all life on earth This is young adult literatur...


  5. says:

    Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. Country New ZealandIn all honesty, this was a peculiar little book I both liked it, and didn t like it I m saying this in the sense that while I was reading The Whale Rider, I wasn t bored out of my mind However, at the same time, I can t say that I actually enjoyed myself.So in a way, this book just was The story was interesting in its entirety and the fairyta


  6. says:

    Oh boy howdy I put on my ice skates and slid my way through this one It didn t take long for me to realize that 1 I am a jaded YA reader from years in the biz 2 there s much better out there 3 I would never have read this if not for my book club I really wanted to like it too Other than the excellent The Bone People I have read little and know virtually nothing about the Maori people Add a girl power element a


  7. says:

    This book was amazing The M ori culture was really interesting, and I love how Kahu and Nanny Flowers are constantly trying to fight the iwi s sexist, traditional ways As a kiwi, I feel that this book...


  8. says:

    A beautiful story about the Maori culture, with a touch of magical realism, everything I love Plus it s well written and a quick read, I highly recommend


  9. says:

    It was an interesting book it showed how the females couldn t gain traditional leadership of the Maori people but Kahu short for Kahutia Te Rangi , an eight year old Maori girl who was a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, kept trying to learn the ways of a leader and wants to become the chief of the tribe Her grandfather Koro believes that this is a role reserved for males only My favourite character in this book


  10. says:

    This book alternated between ancient mythology and the modern struggle of a young girl trying to take her place in society The mythology portions tell the story of the whale rider, who was a long ago ancestor who rode a giant ancient whale to the land where the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand live The young girl is Eight year old Kahu Kahu is the only great grandchild of an aging chief who is desperate for a male heir to take his ti


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