The Tapu Garden of Eden

A mysterious moving and uniquely New Zealand story for sensitive people young and old about how the past continues to influence the present.

The Tapu Garden of Eden, Robert Philip Bolton, 9780473126674, Auckland, New Zealand


The Tapu Garden of Eden - The Tapu Garden of Eden, 9780473126674
The Tapu Garden of Eden, 9780473126674
The Tapu Garden of Eden
The Tapu Garden of Eden is the story of an old man and his garden which occupies some now valuable real estate on the slopes of Maungawhau (Mount Eden) in Auckland. That a property developer is scheming to buy the land to build apartments is accidentally discovered by the old man’s young neighbour and friend, Hone Wihongi, a student at the local high school. Over the years the old man’s kindness has won him many friends among the local Maori and so Hone works with them, and against the wishes of the local borough council, to protect the old man and his garden. He is unknowingly helped in his project by a mysterious boy, unknown to others and unseen by anyone, who secretly visits the old man. The clash of cultures is resolved and the old man’s garden - protected by tapu - is saved. But not as a garden.

“. . . a brilliant story . . . full of beauty and goodness . . .”
Chrissie Jones-Major
Head of Department, Special Education, Glenfield College.

“. . . the story (is) enchanting and to me it has the same whimsical appeal as Witi Ihimaera’s ‘The Whalerider’ which I published so many years ago.”
David Heap, publisher
  • ISBN: 9780473126674
  • Published: March 2019
  • Pages: 151
  • Dimensions: 210x148mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 28.00



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