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Pipi and Pou and the Firewoman

About the book:  One of the local boys has arrived home telling of a frightening woman who attacked him in the local forest, throwing balls of fire. From his description Nan thinks she knows who it might be and her moko can see it frightens her. Understandably, they are not eager to go with her when she says she must go to the forest to find this woman.


A glossary of the te reo Māori phrases is included in each title.

Pipi and Pou and the Firewoman

SKU: 9781990035371
  • About the Author:

    Tim Tipene was adopted into the Waitai-Tipene whanau as a toddler. He was raised in two cultures, NZ Maori and NZ European. Tim's immediate family were abusive and violent. His biological father was a convicted predator and violent offender who spent much of life behind bars. It was only with the extended whanau that he felt loved.

    Expelled from high school Tim went through a number of jobs, homes and relationships before he managed to find help to address his past.

    Since 1994, Tim has been changing lives through his acclaimed Warrior Kids programme, his award-winning books and his inspirational talks. Tim has appeared on television and radio, and in various magazines and newspapers.

    He overcame his abusive and violent childhood, broke the cycle, and has spent his life transforming the lives of others.

  • About the Illustrator

    Isobel Te Aho White is a young but experienced illustrator. “My personal artwork is definitely about connecting people with each other and with nature … uplifting people, especially young women, and raising understanding and compassion toward people that are struggling in life” Izzy remarks. Izzy’s works include The Story of Rangi and Papa (Zine) and Io Wahine (Zine). Takahe Maths and the Pipi and Pou series.

  • Other Books in the Series:

    1  9781990035227 - Pipi and Pou book and the Raging Mountain

    2  9781990035234 - Pipi and Pou and the River Monster

    3  9781990035289 - Pipi and Pou and the Tentacles of the Deep

    4  9781990035296 - Pipi and Pou and the 100 Legs of Terror

    5  9781990035364 - Pipi and Pou and the Waves of Destruction

    6            9781990035371 - Pipi and Pou and the Fire Woman

  • Other formats:

    eBook (general)

    Kindle e-reader version

  • Media:

    • Tim Tipene discusses his writing with Julian Wilcox on RNZ's Māpuna show.
    • Tim answers questions on 'How I Writes' at
  • Reviews:

    "What a fantastic new junior chapter book series for kiwi kids! Main characters Pou and Pipi are funny, clever and brave." -

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