Witi Ihimaera: The Whale Rider

  If you’re a girl in a very traditional society, it might prove a challenge to do things differently. Kahu has to face the depreciation of her grandfather because of her gender, but she doesn’t let him put her down. With compassion, kindness and perseverance she shows the old paka who is the real leader […]

Wombats or Wombles?

  I have a soft spot for wombat stories. Wombats are of course one of the cutest animals one can think of, but I remember from my childhood an enthralling book series with a large community of creatures like wombats. This series has kept popping into my mind every now and then, I just couldn’t […]