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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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The Giver

The Giver (Paperback, New edition)

By Lowry, Lois

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It's a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath the surface!

ISBN 9780007263516
Published 1 July 2008 by HarperCollins Publishers
Interest Age 12-19 years
Series Essential Modern Classics
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Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century
  

Making Peoples: A History of the New Zealanders from Polynesian Settlement to the End of the Nineteenth Century (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title)

By Belich, James

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This is the first volume in a two volume set that provides a detailed history of New Zealand. Belich covers the Polynesian background, Maori settlement and "pre-contact" history, Maori-European relations to 1900 and Pakeha colonisation and settlement.

ISBN 9780143007043
Published 7 May 2007 by Penguin
Interest Age All ages
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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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How Maui Found His Mother
 

How Maui Found His Mother (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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Retells the story of how Maui's mother relinquishes her baby to the sea, thinking he has died. As a young man he seeks her out and is reunited with her. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505204
Published 30 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Miss Ulysses from Puka-Puka: The Autobiography of a South Sea Trader's Daughter
 

Miss Ulysses from Puka-Puka: The Autobiography of a South Sea Trader's Daughter (Paperback, 2nd edition)

By Johnny Frisbie, Florence

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Miss Ulysses from Puka-Puka (2nd edition) by Florence (Johnny) Frisbie is the first book written by a Polynesian woman. It tells the amazing story of a young girl growing up on a remote island in the Cook Islands group. Written when Johnny was between the ages of 12 and 14, and p ...

ISBN 9780692646960
Published 17 February 2016 by Miscellaneous
Interest Age All ages
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The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
 

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition)

By Salmond, Anne

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In this rich and stylish description by New Zealand scholar Salmond, Cook's voyages take on a peculiar, dreamlike quality. Salmond's claim is that Cook was far more affected by his exposure to the Polynesian world than historians have thought. This book is fascinating as an incom ...

ISBN 9780141021331
Published 25 August 2004 by Penguin
Interest Age All ages
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How Maui Found His Father and the Magic Jawbone
 

How Maui Found His Father and the Magic Jawbone (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Gossage, Peter

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Maui wonders where his mother goes each evening. One night he follows her and finds she visits his father, and the family is reunited. Maui then meets his grandfather, and secures his jawbone, which has magical properties. Suggested level: junior, primary.

ISBN 9780143505198
Published 30 November 2011 by Penguin
Interest Age 4-12 years
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Forbidden History
 

Forbidden History (Paperback)

By Aldworth, John Dudley; Edited by Vincent, Colin

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They survived slaughter here that all but exterminated their ancestors, the first peoples of New Zealand. Now for the first time the descendants of these Old World Europeans, who reached here over 2,000 years ago, reveal this country's true past. Their moving stories are told i ...

ISBN 9780473352646
Published 29 April 2016 by Author (Self Published Title)
Interest Age Young Adults
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We are the Rock!
  

We are the Rock! (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2nd edition)

By Riley, David; Photographs by Tamua, Evotia; Illustrated by Te Whata, Munro

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In We are the Rock! we hear the stories of contemporary Niueans, as well as historical and legendary figures their struggles, impressions and achievements. They are Niuean taoga (treasures) and include: Tigilau Ness, Dene Halatau, Luisa Avaiki, Che Fu, Dr Vili Nosa, Dave Pakieto, ...

ISBN 9781877484216
Published 22 May 2012 by Little Island Press Ltd
Interest Age Young Adults
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