on the 6-month deadline that changed her life
There are fierce Māori warriors with sharpened teeth and huge pitch-black eyes. Also, a friendly moa, a giant eagle, a tribe of kea. We meet Maui’s grumpy grandmother, an enchanted dog, a terrifying sorcerer intent on world domination.
Hine and the Tohunga Portal, $25, is the first book by Ataria Sharman (Tapuika, Ngāpuhi) - a pacy fantasy adventure shortlisted in the Best First Book category at the upcoming New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.
Sharman has a master of arts in Māori studies and recently stepped down as editor of arts/culture website The Pantograph Punch. She lives in Hikurangi, Whangārei.