Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street

Author(s): Patricia Grace

Children's Maori Books

This classic Kiwi treasure is the story of a tuna (or eel, in English) who leaves his creek and visits the children of Champion Street. As he visits each one, they pull something out of his mouth: Kelehia gets a kie, Karen gets some shoes, Hirini gets a piu piu, Tuaine gets a pate, Roimata gets a poi, Kava gets a hau, Nga gets a pareu, Losa gets an ula, Jason gets a paper streamer and Fa'afetai gets an ailao afi. The children all go out on to the street and dance day and night. Watercress Tuna is a fun celebration of dancing and music, and is beautifully illustrated by Robyn Kahukiwa. First published 1984.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780140504927
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Puffin
  • : July 2005
  • : 213mm X 275mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Patricia Grace
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd New edition
  • : Robyn Kahukiwa
  • : english
  • : 823
  • : 32
  • : line drawings