The Castle in Our Backyard (Sharing Our Stories #1)

Author(s): Malcolm Paterson

NZ Picture Books

Tui and his cousin Jennifer are much too busy playing a video game to want to visit Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill. But then Nanny Marei tells them the mountain's got giants and fortresses, just like their game! Explore Maungakiekie with Tui and Jennifer as they travel back into its history - meeting the Goddess of Fire, Maori tribes, Chinese gardeners, Sir John Logan Campbell, and the tourists of today.


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Malcolm Paterson belongs to Ngati Whatua of Tamaki and the Kaipara, and represents his iwi in heritage and environmental issues. He is a qualified medical doctor and holds an M.Sc. in environmental management. He has contributed to various publications; The Castle in our Backyard is his first book. Leah Mulgrew grew up in Karekare and studied painting at the Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland. After graduating in 2003 with a B.FA., she has lived and exhibited in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

General Fields

  • : 9781877514050
  • : Oratia Media
  • : Libro International
  • : July 2010
  • : 284x208mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Malcolm Paterson
  • : colour illustrations
  • : 32
  • : Maori; English
  • : Leah Mulgrew
  • : Paperback