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Published 6 months ago. There may be a leader right before their eyes although Koro Apirana holds strongly to his traditions and does not realize that the future may hinge on his great granddaughter, Porourangi’s daughter Kahu, named for the tribe’s ancestor Kahutia Te Rangi who could speak to whales. Koro recognizes in this event a spiritual downloax to him and his people; their test is to return this ancient whale back to sea because they are so connected to this supernatural whale herd that if it lives they live and f it dies they die.

She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Arthur Ransome Narrated by: Ultimately, all the dedicated efforts of Downlload, his friends, Nanny, and all the other locals fail and all of bokk whales perish on the beach. There are some pretty bad discrimation seens, and the great grandfather is not very nice less hide spoiler ]. Although it claimed to be a story of the history of the Maori-New Tge tribe, many parts of the book were irrelevant to the main plot.

While Koro believes that only a male heir can save his people, his wife Nanny Flowers attempts to foster a loving relationship between Kahu and her Paka grandfather.

It portrays Maori culture accurately.

Annemarie Pabel Languange Used: This is a super fast read, unsurprisingly, given the reading level. Can’t wait to see the movie. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it. Jan 25, Jeannette Nikolova whwle it liked it.

A gem that glistens. And only upon reflection did I understand how an “uncle” could have been killed in the car accident in New Guinea when all the Maori relatives live in New Zealand. The combination of Maori legend and the present day is amazing and makes for an interesting and good novel.

But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. The choice to render the story from the uncle’s point of whael was odd and annoyed me a few times.

Okay, back to the story. The whale parts can seem a little puffed, likely a result of trying to make them seem more mythic and less mundane, but all in all some nice stuff.

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So, the parts about the mythology and the internal narrative of the giant whale were not the most compelling passages to me, but I liked Kahu and her struggle to be accepted by her grandfather. John Steinbeck Narrated by: Who is this out-of-season traveler?

In southern Sudan is ravaged by war. This is my second book by Witi Ihimaera, and it will not be my last one.

The Whale Rider

I recommend it thd anyone. Although her father is greatly respected within their community, year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly strict and abusive side to this man. This book was amazing.

Audible Download Audio Books. The story is good, if a little Hui e, haumi e, taiki e. 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. It is a very readable intertwining story of the modern day characters with the mythology of the gods of New Zealand and the ancient whales within their own societies and rituals.

Mar 20, Simoa rated it it was amazing. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams’ voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. Kahu is a young Maori girl who has the misfortune of not being born the boy her Great-Grandfather desperately wanted. The narrator of this time period is Rawiriher uncle. Both Nanny Flowers and Rawiri, Porourangi’s brother, witness how special Kahu may be from an early age, yet their attempts to get Koro Apirana to acknowledge this are fruitless.

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See what I mean about dumbing down???? Such a beautiful, challenging book. Dec 18, Mmars rated it did not like it. Bold, compassionate, colorful people. Unexpectedly, there is a small diversion where the narrator travels to Australia and then to Papua New Guinea before embracing his Maori identity. There are a lot of Maori words–don’t make my mistake and find out about the glossary halfway through the book, yeah?

Part 3 begins, as usual, by focusing on the whale herd.

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