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Taniwha (English and Te Reo edition)

Written by Mike Johnson and illustrated by Jenn Rackham

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.

Paperback format
34 pages
29.7cm x 21 cm

$20.00 inc. GST


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

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.

Suitable for ages 3+

Meet Kiwi author and illustrator Jenn Rackham Jenn Rackham

Jenn (Jennifer) Rackham is a fantasy fiction writer and illustrator based in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband and an adorable cat. Her debut novel, A Dash of Belladonna, was short-listed for best Youth Novel for the Sir Julius Vogel in 2018. Jenn illustrated two children’s books, Kenni and the Roof Slide and Taniwha written by Mike Johnson.

Find out more about Jenn and how to contact her on her author profile.


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