Book Launch: Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matarki

Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop
1 Jervois Road, Ponsonby

The Dorothy Butler Children's Bookshop is thrilled to be hosting the launch of Tawhirimatea: A Song for Matarki by June Pitman-Hayes and Kat Merewether with Scholastic New Zealand.

RSVP to [email protected]

Come and join the celebration including story reading and song!

Scholastic Publisher Lynette Evans says, “Matariki has become an important celebration for New Zealanders, and each year it is embraced by more and more families. When we heard June’s heart-stirring and very catchy waiata, we just knew this was a book we had to publish.”

The book’s lyrical text weaves Maori mythology into a story of the seasons and Matariki, and in addition, translator Ngaere Roberts retold the story in te reo. Tāwhirimātea, A Story for Matariki includes a CD featuring the honeyed voice of jazz-singer June Pitman-Hayes singing in both English and Māori language versions.

The book will be available at all good booksellers, through LUCKY Book Club and Scholastic Book Fairs.