Kura Toa: Warrior School

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Oratia Media Ltd, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 91 pages
High-school student Haki needs to find the pounamu (a stone of great value to Maori people, often handed down over generations) that was stolen from him after a car crash by a mysterious old man who seems to know a lot about him. Haki's search brings him into conflict with his family, his friends and his school. In the process he must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people and his land, fight a taniwha (a powerful spirit being in Maori culture), and grow into a warrior. Kura Toa: Warrior School is a perennial reader for junior classes in high schools and has just been adapted for the stage by Bay of Islands College, Northland.
 

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When Haki's hurt in a drunken car crash, an old man steals the necklace his grandmother gave him. Later he returns to get her necklace back, but instead finds himself listening to the man's advice on ... Read full review

Contents

A new beginning
5
Plans for the weekend
13
Friends and foes
21
Monsters
31
Party on
37
Different welcomes
48
First strike
57
Lessons
63
A plan
70
The protest
74
ONTENTS
84
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TIM TIPENE developed Warrior Kids in 1994. Tim is a qualified martial arts instructor who has accumulated a total of 12 Dan Black Belt ranks. He is a youth and self-defense counselor, as well as the award-winning author of children's picture books and junior novels including Kura Toa: Warrior School, Bullies and Warrior, Haere Jack Haere and Taming the Taniwha. Tim is also a trustee of the Storylines Children's Literature Foundation.

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