• Rona Moon

    Rona Moon

    Storylines Notable Te Reo Māori 2021.


    'My picture book of the year,' - Catherine Woulfe, The Spinoff.

    No 1 on the top 10 books for kids at the Auckland Libraries, Dec/2020.

    Listed as one of the 50 Best Kids’ Books by the NZ Listener, 2020.


    'Everything looks so small from up here,’ said Rona.
    I know,’ Whaea beamed. ‘Even the reasons we felt angry seem so little.’
    The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Māori in Tim Tipene’s sensitive telling, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana.
    Rona Moon gets angry with everyone — her brother, her Nana and Papa — and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Taken to meet her ancestor Whaea Rona on the moon, she learns a lesson in how to control her temper.


    Illustrated by Theresa Reihana.

    Māori translation by Stephanie Huriana Fong.

    Oratia Books, 2020

  • Rona Moon read by Tim Tipene

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