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The Whale Rider

(1987)
A novel by

 
 
Eight-year-old Kahu, a member of the Maori tribe of Whangara, New Zealand, fights to prove her love, her leadership, and her destiny. Her people claim descent from Kahutia Te Rangi, the legendary "whale rider." In every generation since Kahutia, a male heir has inherited the title of chief. But now there is no male heir, and the aging chief is desperate to find a successor. Kahu is his only great-grandchild--and Maori tradition has no use for a girl. But when hundreds of whales beach themselves and threaten the future of the Maori tribe, it is Kahu who saves the tribe when she reveals that she has the whale rider's ancient gift of communicating with whales.
Now available in simultaneous hardcover and paperback editions.
Feature film in theaters in June 2003!

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-4395-1719-3 / 978-1-4395-1719-2 (USA edition)
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2007 : New Zealand Hardback
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Title: The Whale Rider (20th anniversary edition)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-7900-1186-7 / 978-0-7900-1186-8 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Reed
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May 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Whale Rider (New Windmills KS3)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-435-13108-7 / 978-0-435-13108-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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May 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-613-70660-9 / 978-0-613-70660-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Topeka Bindery
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May 2003 : USA Library Binding

Title: Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-606-28873-2 / 978-0-606-28873-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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May 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-15-205017-5 / 978-0-15-205017-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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May 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-7569-3409-5 / 978-0-7569-3409-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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November 1988 : UK Hardback

Title: Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-434-36505-X / 978-0-434-36505-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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1987 : New Zealand Hardback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-86863-684-3 / 978-0-86863-684-9 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Heinemann Publishers
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Ihimaera Witi
ISBN: 1-4596-4086-1 / 978-1-4596-4086-3 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider (Kenyan schools edition) (New Windmills KS3)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-435-13508-2 / 978-0-435-13508-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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November 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-301139-1 / 978-0-14-301139-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
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2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-320438-6 / 978-0-14-320438-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group New Zealand, Lim
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February 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Ihimaera Witi
ISBN: 0-14-301140-5 / 978-0-14-301140-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Whale Rider, The
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-14-350327-8 / 978-0-14-350327-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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October 2003 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: Whale Rider,The
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-7900-0931-5 / 978-0-7900-0931-5 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Penguin New Zealand
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2007 : Paperback
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Title: Cornelsen Senior English Library - Fiction: Ab 10. Schuljahr - The Whale Rider: Textband mit Annotationen
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 3060311609 / 978-3060311606
Publisher: Unknown.
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-84458-574-3 / 978-1-84458-574-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chrysalis Children's Books
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-86105-704-0 / 978-1-86105-704-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
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May 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-15-205016-7 / 978-0-15-205016-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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November 2002 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider (Movie Cover Edition)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-7900-0868-8 / 978-0-7900-0868-4 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Reed New Zealand
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November 2002 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Whale Rider (Movie Cover Edition)
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 0-7900-0869-6 / 978-0-7900-0869-1 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Reed New Zealand
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1992 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The whale rider
Author(s): Witi Tame Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-86948-064-3 / 978-1-86948-064-6 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Mandarin
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-4862-9611-4 / 978-1-4862-9611-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74310-875-3 / 978-1-74310-875-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74319-180-4 / 978-1-74319-180-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74311-082-0 / 978-1-74311-082-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74319-382-3 / 978-1-74319-382-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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June 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74267-732-0 / 978-1-74267-732-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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July 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2005 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74093-558-6 / 978-1-74093-558-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2004 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
ISBN: 1-74094-783-5 / 978-1-74094-783-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: NZ ePenguin
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November 2008 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whale Rider
Author(s): Witi Ihimaera
Publisher: Penguin eBooks (NZ Adult)
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