MATARIKI ~ GAVIN BISHOP
Mānawatia a Matariki! Happy Matariki!
This bilingual board book for young children shares the meaning behind each star in the Matariki cluster, with beautiful artwork by award-winning author Gavin Bishop.
When the Matariki cluster rises, each of the nine stars represent the promise of the year ahead. This stunning board book will guide our youngest tamariki through each star’s meaning, with simple, evocative words in te reo Māori and English, and with bold, engaging artwork.
Talented, award-winning children’s book creator, Gavin Bishop, has created another vital book for all of Aotearoa, sharing knowledge about this important part of te ao Māori.
Format: Board Book. 181mm x 180mm. 20 pages
Gavin Bishop (Tainui, Ngati Awa) is a highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator of more than 70 books, whose work ranges from original stories to retellings of Maori myths, European fairy stories, and nursery rhymes.
Born in Invercargill, he spent his childhood in the remote railway settlement of Kingston on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Studying under Russell Clark and Rudi Gopas, Gavin graduated from the Canterbury University School of Fine Arts with an honours degree in painting. He taught art at Linwood High School and at Christ's College in Christchurch.