Title: The Castle in our Backyard
Author: Malcolm Paterson
Illustrator: Leah Mulgrew
Specs: 284 x 208 mm portrait, PB, 32 pp, colour
Published: July 2010
Tui and his cousin Jennifer are much too busy playing a video game to want to visit Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill. But then Nanny Marei tells them the mountain’s got giants and fortresses, just like their game!
Explore Maungakiekie with Tui and Jennifer as they travel back into its history – meeting the Goddess of Fire, Māori tribes, Chinese gardeners, Sir John Logan Campbell, and the tourists of today.