Author(s): Tim Tipene
Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids, a programme that teaches leadership and self-control. So begins a journey for Mark and Sean that has a predictable outcome for one boy and a surprise for the other. In this revised novel, first published as Warrior Kids in 2006, Tim Tipene depicts the reality of bullying - and strategies to address it - for children on both sides of the problem.
Tim Tipene is the award-winning author of children's picture books and junior novels including Kura Toa: Warrior School, Haere Jack Haere and Taming the Taniwha. A youth and self-defence counsellor, he leads the Warrior Kids programme (outlined in his recent manual, Warrior Kids: Warrior Training for Children). Tim lives with his family in Waitakere, Auckland.