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The Fish of Maui
 

The Fish of Maui (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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Retelling of a traditional legend of how Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand (Te Ika a Maui) when he sneaks onto his brothers' canoe after they have refused to take him fishing. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505174
Published 30 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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How Maui Slowed the Sun
 

How Maui Slowed the Sun (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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The days seem to pass at a rate too fast to accomplish all his chores. Maui sets out to capture the sun, succeeds, and lengthens the hours of daylight. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505181
Published 28 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Tane and His Children
  

Tane and His Children (Paperback, New title)

By Bacon, Ron; Illustrated by Smith, Manu

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ISBN 9780909047122
Published 1 January 1995 by Waiatarua
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series Waiatarua Myths Set I
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The Seven Stars of Matariki
 

The Seven Stars of Matariki (Paperback)

By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki

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This is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how Matariki/the Pleiades star cluster came into being. Recommended for ages 5-9.

ISBN 9781869693275
Published 6 June 2008 by Huia Publishers
Interest Age 5-9 years
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An Author's Odyssey: Book 5

An Author's Odyssey: Book 5 (Hardback)

By Colfer, Chris

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The 5th book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer

ISBN 9780349132297
Published 12 July 2016 by Hachette Children's Books
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series The Land of Stories
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Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions: Book 2: Gorilla Tactics

Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions: Book 2: Gorilla Tactics (Hardback)

By Grau, Sheila; Sutphin, Joe

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Cursed to die on his sixteenth birthday, Runt Higgins must find answers at the Great Library, as Dr. Critchlore takes desperate measures to save his monster boarding school from being sold.

ISBN 9781419713712
Published 1 May 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions
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Haumia and His Kumara
  

Haumia and His Kumara (Paperback, New title)

By Bacon, Ron; Illustrated by Smith, Manu

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A retelling of the traditional Maori story with illustrations by Manu Smith.

ISBN 9781869631598
Published 1 January 2005 by Waiatarua
Interest Age 4-8 years
Series Waiatarua Myths (set 3)
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Magisterium: The Bronze Key

Magisterium: The Bronze Key (Paperback)

By Clare, Cassandra; Black, Holly

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Magic can save you Magic can kill you It should be a time of celebration. The Enemy of Death is dead; a severed head proof of his downfall. The magical world has no reason to believe otherwise, and Callum, Tamara and Aaron are celebrated as heroes. But at a party held in t ...

ISBN 9780552567701
Published 29 August 2016 by Random House
Interest Age 9-11 years
Series The Magisterium
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Parata the Taniwha
  

Parata the Taniwha (Paperback, New title)

By Bacon, Ron; Illustrated by Smith, Manu

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A retelling of the traditional Maori story with illustrations by Manu Smith. The taniwha Parata sleeps in the deepest sea. When he breathes in, he sucks in the waters and the people say, "The tide has gone out!" But don't worry, the waters will come back again when he breathes ou ...

ISBN 9781869631659
Published 1 January 2005 by Waiatarua
Interest Age 4-8 years
Series Waiatarua Myths (set 3)
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The Woman Whose Son Was a Taniwha
  

The Woman Whose Son Was a Taniwha (Paperback, New title)

By Bacon, Ron; Illustrated by Smith, Manu

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A retelling of the traditional Maori story with illustrations by Manu Smith.

ISBN 9781869631680
Published 1 January 2005 by Waiatarua
Interest Age 4-8 years
Series Waiatarua Myths (set 3)
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