>From the land of the long white cloud

>Elissa is back from Middle-Earth–and tea with Margaret Mahy, who apparently lives in a cliff. For today’s pop quiz, translate and i.d. the following:

“Ki raro au!” hei tā ikā.
E kore pai ki āu!
Ki raro!” hei tā ikā
“E KORE au hia takā!”

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.


  1. >I wish I could.

  2. >Yeah, I guess I don’t hang out in the South Seas enough. Bummer!

  3. >All right, I’ll bite. Sounds like Jabberwocky to me. Rhythmically, anyway. Looking forward to hearing what it really is…

  4. Roger Sutton says:

    >It’s from the Maori edition of The Cat in the Hat.

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