The Whale Rider

Author(s): Witi Ihimaera

New Zealand Fiction

The birth of a daughter - Kahu - breaks the lineage of a Maori tribe. Rejected by her grandfather, Kahu develops the ability to communicate with whales, echoing those of the ancient Whale Rider after whom she was named. This magical and mythical novel tells of the conflict between tradition and heritage, from the perspective of Kahu's grandfather, and Kahu's destiny to secure the tribe's future.

Dust jacket fading and edge wear. Inscription on front free endpaper.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780868636849
  • : Penguin Group New Zealand, Limited
  • : Raupo
  • : November 1988
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Witi Ihimaera
  • : Paperback
  • : 1st edition
  • : good to very good
  • : 122