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Wild Pork and Wa­ter­cress By Barry Crump, Pen­guin­Ran­dom­house, $38

Both of these NZ clas­sics have been reis­sued to co­in­cide with the re­lease of film adap­ta­tions. Crump’s tale of a friend­ship forged in the bush be­tween a re­bel­lious young city kid and his can­tan­ker­ous fos­ter un­cle was first pub­lished in 1986. It fea­tures shots and stills from the film, which stars Sam Neill and Ju­lian Den­ni­son. It fig­ures to be as much fun as the book it­self. — Graeme Bar­row

Bulibasha By Witi Ihi­maera, Pen­guin­Ran­dom­house, $38

Bulibasha was first pub­lished in 1994 and won the Mon­tana Book Awards. The pow­er­ful novel de­scribes a clash be­tween two great Maori clans. The nar­ra­tor, young Simeon, is caught in the mid­dle. The film adap­ta­tion is Ma­hana. — Graeme Bar­row

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