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.


  1. Hi Rita,
    I really like your post about the Tapu Tree. It is a interesting book. I like your story, you explained it really well. If I was Tama I would like to find out why that tree was called the Tapu Tree. Maybe you could put comers in your long, complex sentence. Anyway, your writing is excellent. Keep up the great work.


  2. Hi Rita,
    I really like your post about the Tapu tree. I also like your picture you have posted to, I wish we could do a podcast together again. Keep up the great work in class.


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