Pipi and Pou and the Tentacles of the Deep

Nan has taken Pipi and Pou to spend the day at the beach with other members of the whānau, but when she looks at the water she can see there is something very wrong.

Opening her throat, Nana gave an almighty karanga, calling to the moana. She told the sea who she was, and where she had come from. The tohunga gestured at Pipi and Pou, and stated that the giant eagle and the taniwha were her mokopuna, and that as a whānau they had come in peace.

‘We are kaitiaki!’ sang Nana. ‘Guardians and protectors of the natural world!’

Join Pipi, Pou, and Nana – kaitiaki with a superhero difference – as they fight the strange creature hidden in the surf.

Written by Tim Tipene and illustrated by Isobel Te Aho-White


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An exciting junior fiction series featuring large print and 1-2 black and white illustrations per chapter. For readers aged 6-8.

Meet the Kiwi author

Tim Tipene authorFind out more about award-winning author Tim Tipene on his author profile.

Isobel Te Aho-White is a young but experienced illustrator. Izzy says: “My personal artwork is definitely about connecting people with each other and with nature … uplifting people, especially young women, and raising understanding and compassion toward people that are struggling in life.” Izzy’s works include The Story of Rangi and Papa (Zine) and Io Wahine (Zine).

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Dimensions19.8 × 14.3 cm

Paperback edition

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Oratia Books

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