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Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa

Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
 

A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evo... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780143309291
Barcode 9780143309291
Published 3 October 2016 by Penguin
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gossage, Peter
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ISBN-13 9780143309291
ISBN-10 0143309293
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 3 October 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gossage, Peter
Category Myths & Legends
Folklore
Folklore
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
Pasifika
Polynesia
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 302mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 1,090g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 398.209931
Catalogue Code 661194

Description of this Book

A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume.

Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature.

These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui - the quick-witted and the trickster - whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal.

Maui and Other Legends contains eight essential legends. In this volume you will find timeless favourites such as How Maui Found his Mother, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef and many more.

The treasury includes:

How Maui Found his Mother

How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone

The Fish of Maui

How Maui Slowed the Sun

How Maui Found the Secret of Fire

How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death

Battle of the Mountains

Pania of the Reef

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Author's Bio

Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of more than twenty published picture books, including myths such as How Maui Slowed the Sun, Battle of the Mountains and Pania of the Reef. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old and interesting myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter lives in Auckland.

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