The Elves and the Cloakmaker (Kiwi Corkers)
Another in this popular series of Kiwi retellings of traditional tales – this time with a Christmas angle. Christmas is approaching, and Kahu the cloakmaker has only enough materials left to make one cloak. But that night, as he and his wife sleep, they are visited by patupaiarehe, who make the finest cloak they have ever seen! Tahi, rua, toru, wha, we bring feathers from afar. Our flying fingers weave a cloak, for we are special fairy folk … Patupaiarehe
East Auckland author Chris Gurney writes with a faultless sense of rhyme and rhythm and shows great humorous talent. About the Illustrator Former BBC animator John Bennett now works full time as a cartoonist and illustrator. John lives in West Auckland.