Huhu Koroheke (Old Hu-Hu Maori)
|Author:||Kyle Mewburn (tr to Maori Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira)|
Everyone loved Old Hu-Hu. But nobody loved him quite as much as little Hu-Hu-Tu. Old Hu-Hu is a thoughtful tale of young Hu-Hu-Tu's search for understanding of what has happened to his beloved Old Hu-Hu, who flew all the way to the moon (or so they said), then fell down dead. Sensitively written, this is a beautiful story of death and the celebration of life, with powerful, evocative illustrations by Rachel Driscoll.
This Maori edition was written by Katerina Te Heikoko Mataira. First published 2009.
Winner of New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Children's Book of the Year 2010 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2010.
Kyle Mewburn is the award-winning writer of Kiss! Kiss! Yuck Yuck! Kyle continues to explore new areas of literature for children. Rachel Driscoll is the illustrator of the beautiful Margaret Beames story The Mouse That Danced. Rachel and her partner Michael Greenfield work together on the design of the book to ensure that the typography is just as special as the artwork.