Tipene, T., & Campbell, H. (2001). Taming the taniwha. Wellington, N.Z.: Huia.
Tama is being bullied by a nasty taniwha who happens to inhabit his local classroom. At a loss for solutions, he goes to his family for ideas. The story follows Tama as he tries out the suggestions and faces the taniwha.
TIM TIPENE developed Warrior Kids in 1994. Tim is a qualified martial arts instructor who has accumulated a total of 12 Dan Black Belt ranks. He is a youth and self-defense counselor, as well as the award-winning author of children's picture books and junior novels including Kura Toa: Warrior School, Bullies and Warrior, Haere Jack Haere and Taming the Taniwha. Tim is also a trustee of the Storylines Children's Literature Foundation.
Target Audience: PreK- 6th grade
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Interest: Maori culture, mythology, emotions, bullying