Rona Moon

Book Author & Illustrator  Tim Tipene Māori translation by Stephanie Huriana Fong & Theresa Reihana
Rights Available World excl. ANZ

‘Everything looks so small from up here,’ said Rona.
‘I know,’ Whaea beamed. ‘Even the reasons we felt angry seem so little’

The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Māori in Tim Tipene’s sensitive telling, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana.

Rona Moon gets angry with everyone — her brother, her Nana and Papa — and then one night she calls the moon stupid! Taken to meet her ancestor Whaea Rona on the moon, she learns a lesson in how to control her temper


About the Author
Tim Tipene (Ngāti Kurī, Ngāti Whātua) is the award-winning author of over 12 children’s books, and a pioneering youth counsellor. He lives with his children in Rānui, West Auckland.

Theresa Reihana (Ngāti Hine) is a visual artist who has exhibited worldwide, and is now venturing into book illustration; she lives near Kaitaia.

Stephanie Huriana Fong (Te Rarawa) is a registered translator of Māori who also works in television and other media; she lives in Te Atatū, Auckland.


Oratia Books


270 x 210mm



Picture Book

Publication Date
September 2020

Rights Available:
World excl. ANZ

Rights Agents:


Peter Dowling, Oratia Books

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