Amazing Tales of Aotearoa is a retelling of the old Maori myths in a fresh, contemporary voice for today's children. One of the stories is told in rap; one is in comic-strip format. The stories are narrated by characters who live in a village called 'That-place', which somehow closely resembles the village of Te Tii, in the Bay of Islands, where the author Glenn Colquhoun lived. The book is illustrated throughout in similarly humorous, funky style by Ali Teo. Irresistible!
'A story is something you look through to see things more clearly. It wakes you up. I used to think these stories were asleep but really it was me. One day they grabbed me by the scruff of the neck and shook me. The world is full of colour and noise.' - Glenn Colquhoun.