Auckland, New Zealand: William Heinemann, 1987. First New Zealand edition (and correct first). Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper, "Lisa, / Arohanui - this small / fable of whales and / whale riders! / Arohanui, / Witi Ihimaera." Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Basis for the notable 2002 New Zealand film directed by Niki Caro. Scarce, particularly in this condition.