Beale, Fleur.

A new song in the land : the writings of Atapo, Paihia, c1840 / Mission girl: the writings of Atapo, Paihia, c1840 Fleur Beale. - Auckland, N.Z. : Scholastic, 2004. - 207 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 19 cm. - My story . - My story. My story (Auckland, N.Z.) My New Zealand story. .

Novel for children. Also published as "Mission girl"

Atapo, a young Maori girl, tells her story, from her capture and slavery as a young child through to her escape to the mission house in the Bay of Islands as a 14-year-old. Here she learns the new ways and language that means she is present at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Although born into an important family her capture has meant she has lost her standing in her tribe, but she hopes the new skills she has acquired will mean she can return home with her head held high. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.

1869436113 (pbk.)

Treaty of Waitangi (1840 February 6) --Juvenile fiction.

Maori (New Zealand people)--Juvenile fiction.
Diaries--Juvenile fiction.
Māori--Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction, New Zealand--Juvenile fiction.
Girls--Diaries--Juvenile fiction.
Children's historical fiction--Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories, New Zealand--Juvenile fiction.

New Zealand--History--1840-1907--Juvenile fiction.
New Zealand--History--To 1840--Juvenile fiction.

Children's stories, New Zealand.
Diary fiction.
Children's fiction.

Children's Fiction