The Whale Rider
Publish date: May 1st 2005
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Coming Of Age
, Magical Realism
I liked this book, but I loved the 2002 this was based upon, and that no doubt colored my evaluation--the book didn't touch me in the same way. Which is unusual, because I usually prefer the book versions over their film adaptations, consider them the richer experience. And arguably this is, ...
A gem that glistens. Beautiful. A contemporary rewriting of an ancient Maori legend. Its messages speak of the strength of women, but even more importantly of the oneness of the past and present, the rational and the irrational, what we understand and don’t understand and of all life on earth. This ...
It’s very unusual for me to read a book that I’ve already seen the movie for. However, it’s been some time since I’ve seen The Whale Rider movie and this audio was a freebie from the YA Sync Summer Program so I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. It was a whale of a tale!!! (Sorry couldn’t ...
A friend recommended this to me a few years ago and so finally I pulled it off my bookshelf and read it and after such a long time of being embedded in bricks, or books that I wasn’t particularly taken with, The Whale Rider felt like a breath of fresh sea air.Ihimaera chose to tell the story not fro...
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