Taniwha (English and Te Reo edition)

Nobody knows the shape of its nose
the cast of his toes
the cut of his clothes
nobody knows just how far his tail goes!

What does the Taniwha look like? He pēhea te āhua nei o te Taniwha rā?

The Taniwha is New Zealand’s best known and most loved mythological creature…

But what do they look like?

Poet Mike Johnson and artist Jenn Rackham come together to explore this great mystery. To be read aloud for pleasure, or used as an early reader, Taniwha will delight both young and old.

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Suitable for ages 3+

Poet Mike Johnson and Illustrator Jennifer Rackham work together to bring stories to life.

Kiwi writer Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is a writer who lives on Waiheke Island. He teaches creative writing at AUT University and tries to keep up with his four children.

Kiwi author and illustrator Jenn RackhamJenn Rackham

Find out more about Auckland author and illustrator Jenn (Jennifer) Rackham on her author profile.

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Dimensions 29.7 × 21 cm

Softcover edition

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Published by

Lasavia Publishing


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