Thursday, February 9, 2012
The Tapu Tree
I have been reading a book called The Tapu Tree and it is written by Sally McMeikan-Cash. The Tapu Tree is about a boy named Tama that wants to figure out why one of the tree’s outside his Auntie Mel’s house is named the Tapu Tree. So he asks his Auntie Mel and she told him to ask his Koro (grandpa). He asked his Koro and he said it was because long ago some people buried a whenua and then planted a tree over it. A whenua is a part that connects you to your mother when your growing. After Tama and his cousin Michael had been told the story they went for a swim at the creek and promised each other they would not tell anyone.