Pipi and Pou and the Raging Mountain

Book Author & Illustrator Tim Tipene & Isobel Te Aho White
Rights Available World excl. NZ and Australia.

A fiction series about two children who can shape shift into super strong creatures dedicated to saving the natural world – under the direction of their wise grandmother. There are 4 titles in the series so far and another two to come in 2024.

In this story Pipi and Pou are looking forward to a weekend of screen time but the earth is shaking down south and Nana wants to find out why. Can Pipi and Pou stop the raging mountain carving a destructive path through the forest? And what if success means sharing their secret powers with strangers?

Large format, junior fiction titles with 8 chapters and including 1-2 black and white images per chapter.

About the Author

Tim Waitai-Tipene, (Ngāti Kuri/Ngāti Whatua) – was adopted into the Waitai-Tipene whanau as a toddler. He was raised in two cultures, NZ Māori and NZ European. First published in 1996 Tim is now the author of more than thirteen books, five of which have won awards.

Isobel Te Aho-White, (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāi Tahu) – a very popular illustrator based in Wellington. “My personal artwork is definitely about connecting people with each other and with nature … uplifting people, especially young women,” Izzy remarks.


OneTree House


198 x 143mm



Junior Fiction

Age Range
6 – 8 years

Publication Date
July 2022

Rights Available:
World excl. NZ and Australia.

Rights Agents:


Christine Dale, OneTree House

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With clear text and generous spacing, any reluctant reader will be keen to join these cousins in their […] missions.


both stories follow the same arc without feeling formulaic or repetitive. Protecting the environment is the moral of Pipi and Pou, but the message is delivered with humour and goodwill. The series spreads an important and timely message without becoming patronising and preachy, which is sure to resonate with kids.

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