Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2003, c1987.
1st U.S. ed.
152 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: Auckland [New Zealand] : Reed Books, 1987.
As her beloved grandfather, chief of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, struggles to lead in difficult times and to find a male successor, young Kahu is developing a mysterious relationship with whales, particularly the ancient bull whale whose legendary rider was their ancestor.
"Winner Audience Award, 2003 Sundance Film Festival"--Cover.