Hearty congratulations to author Darryn Joseph and illustrator Munro Te Whata, whose book Whakarongo ki ō Tūpuna/Listen to your Ancestors won the best children’s book in Te Reo at the NZSA Heritage Book Awards, announced on Thursday at a ceremony in Christchurch.
Whakarongo ki ō Tūpuna teaches the values represented by Māori gods and ancestors, and provides a much-needed tool for reading in te Reo. But at its heart this is a story of love and respect, harking back to the friendship that inspired its writing.
Author Darryn Joseph
|Munro Te Whata (left) with the book’s editor, Carolyn Lagahetau|