The Whale Rider
A beautiful picture book retelling of Witi Ihimaera’s bestselling novel The Whale Rider, illustrated by Bruce Potter
Witi Ihimaera’s bestselling novel The Whale Rider is retold in a beautifully illustrated picture book format for young readers.
From the time of her birth, Kahu is destined to become the leader of her tribe in the East Coast village of Whangara. But her grandfather, Koro Apirana, is caught up with the problems facing the tribe. He refuses to accept that a girl could take over from him as chief. Then a pod of whales beach themselves at Whangara. Kahu has to act if she is to save them and her people.