The Adventures Of Tupaia

Author: Courtney Sina Meredith & Mat Tait
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  • : August 2019
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Barcode 9781988547145
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Description

The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa.


Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter.


Written in dramatic prose and verse by Courtney Sina Meredith and stunningly illustrated in graphic style by Mat Tait, this is an essential book for all New Zealanders.

Awards

Finalist in the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction and the Russell Clark Award for Illustraition in the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults