Whale Rider (New Windmills)

by witi ihimaera | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0435131087 Global Overview for this book
Registered by frutz of Mersch / Miersch, Kanton Mersch Luxembourg on 5/21/2011
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by frutz from Mersch / Miersch, Kanton Mersch Luxembourg on Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Kahu craves her grandfather's attention, but he is busy as chief of a tribe that claims descent from the legendary "whale rider". Every generation, a male has inherited the title of chief, but now there is no male heir. There is only Kahu. She should be next in line, but her great-grandfather is blinded by tradition and sees no use for a girl. Kahu, however, has a unique gift- the ability to communicate with whales."

Very interesting read.

Journal Entry 2 by frutz at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Friday, September 23, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (9/22/2011 UTC) at -- Controlled Release, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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Happy readings!

Journal Entry 3 by pjm65 at Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 26, 2011
Arrived safe and sound today. Thank you very much frutz for sending this book to me. Looking forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 4 by pjm65 at Whitchurch, Shropshire United Kingdom on Thursday, December 08, 2011
Thank you very much frutz for sending me this book in time for my trip to New Zealand, it was a great book to be reading while over there!

This is an enjoyable enough book but a bit basic in its story telling and over simplistic in its moralising. The middle section where the narrator is out of New Zealand doesn't seem to contribute much in my opinion.

Now available for anyone who would like it.

Journal Entry 5 by pjm65 at Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany on Sunday, December 25, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (12/24/2011 UTC) at Berlin (irgendwo/somewhere), Berlin Germany

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Sent to grovalskii because it was on their wishlist. Hope you enjoy it!

Journal Entry 6 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Friday, December 30, 2011
Yeah! The book arrvied today. Thank you so much for sending it. Hope to get to reading it soon.

Journal Entry 7 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Wednesday, February 01, 2012
I quite enjoyed this book. It's always interesting to get a glimpse into another culture.

Journal Entry 8 by grovalskii at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany on Sunday, June 03, 2012

Released 8 yrs ago (6/4/2012 UTC) at Zehlendorf, Berlin Germany

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This book will travel on as a birthday surprise to the Netherlands. Happy Birthday Boekentrol!

Journal Entry 9 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Thursday, June 14, 2012
Thank you very much, grovalskii,for this great birthday surprise. It was accompanied by lots of chocolate, a beautiful card and two interesting candle holders :-)

You're great!

Journal Entry 10 by wingBoekentrolwing at - Ergens in de provincie, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, February 23, 2014
When I started reading this book I had no idea what to expect of this book. It turned out to be a kind of folk tale, legend (or at least, that is how I read it).
I found it kind of confusing. The names, not explaining the Maori words used, the changes of setting and drifting away from the one character that it was all about and sticking to the point of view of her uncle.

Apart from that, I liked it: it gave a little peak into the world of the Maori people, their traditions and their way of thinking.

This book counts for the Reduce MTBR Challenge op LibraryThing:
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Journal Entry 11 by wingBoekentrolwing at - Ergens in de provincie, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (3/5/2014 UTC) at - Ergens in de provincie, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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This book belongs to the first sentence : "In the old days, in the years that have gone before us, the land and sea felt a great emptiness, a yearning."
And it is now on its way to the person that picked this sentence.

Happy reading! Look forward to reading your opinion!

Journal Entry 12 by wingwilderwomanwing at Gorham, Maine USA on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Sincere apologies for my tardiness in doing a Journal Entry for this book, Boekentrol! I lost track of this lovely book in my piles of books and papers at home. Thanks to a reminder from another Bookcrosser, I relocated both your book and hers. This book is safely with me and I will read it very soon. Thank you so much for sending it to me! :-)

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