Author(s): Queenie Rikihana Hyland (illus Sarah Wairau)
Manawa Hine Ã�Â� literally Ã�Â�Female HeartÃ�Â� Ã�Â� retells the stories of four famed Maori heroines, each of whom swam against the tide in their own way. Kahe te Rau o te Rangi swam from Kapiti Island to the mainland with her baby on her back and in doing so saved many lives. Hinepoupou was abandoned by her abusive husband on Kapiti Island but swam home to DÃ�Â�Urville Island. Huria Matenga was just 22 when she swam out in raging seas to a sinking brig and saved the lives of nine men onboard. Pania of Hukarere was a young woman of the sea who found love after years of abuse from her elderly husband but in the end could not resist the call of her beloved mother and returned to join her in the sea.
Lovingly told, with striking line drawings by young artist Sarah Wairau, these are stories that will inspire, entertain and remain with the reader.