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Kōpūwai and the Clever Girl

Kopuwai and the clever girl cover image.
School journal level 3 May 2017 cover image.

retold by Brian Potiki

illustrated by Scott Pearson

This story is from Rapuwai, an ancestral iwi of Ngāi Tahu. It is set on the banks of the Mata-Au/Clutha River, in Otago, and comes from a time long ago when moa roamed the land and giant tuna swam in the rivers.

Series: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Category: Fiction

Topics: challenge, cleverness, Clutha River, Kōpūwai, legends, Māori traditional stories, Mata-Au, monsters, myths, Ngāi Tahu, Otago, Rapuwai, trickery

In: School Journal Level 3 May 2017

Publication date: May 2017

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