Produced with the support of Creative New Zealand.
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:
Izzy Joy 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).
Pipi and Pou and the Raging Mountain - eBook
About the Book:
Pipi and Pou are looking forward to a weekend of screen time but Nana has other ideas. The earth is shaking down south and Nana wants to find out why. Can Pipi and Pou stop the raging mountain carving a destructive path through the forest? And what if success means sharing their secret powers with strangers?
Join Pipi, Pou, and Nana - kaitiakiwith a superhero difference - as they journey through the forest, meet amazing friends, and try to calm a mountain before it’s too late.
Junior Fiction Series - large novel format, 8 chapters, with 1-2 black and white images per chapter.
"Te reo is effortlessly woven within this adventure story allowing the reader to absorb new Māori language alongside everyday meanings. With clear text and generous spacing, any reluctant reader will be keen to join these cousins in their Kaitiaki missions." - WhatBookNext.com