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How Maui Found the Secret of Fire

How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
 

On a mission to discover how fire is made, MaIui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. MaIui takes a piece of hard mah... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143505648
Published 21 November 2012 by Penguin
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gossage, Peter

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ISBN-13 9780143505648
ISBN-10 0143505645
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 21 November 2012
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gossage, Peter
Category Picture Storybooks
Interest Age 2-6 years
Reading Age 2-6 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Dewey Code 398.20993
Catalogue Code 293122

Description of this Book

Maui the trickster wants to know what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When his people wake they are very angry and Maui must go to the volcano to visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire. Peter Gossage's superbly retold stories of Maui are now New Zealand classics.

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Author's Bio

Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of many published works, including myths such as Pania of the Reef and his popular Maui series. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter currently lives in Auckland.

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