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Legends of Rotorua: and the Hot Lakes

Legends of Rotorua: and the Hot Lakes
 

* A time-honoured and repeatedly published collection of over 20 legends from the Rotorua area * A.W. Reed is one of New Zealand's most prolific retellers of Maori stories * Fine facsimile edition of this Aotearoa classic

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ISBN 9780947506575
Published 20 March 2019 by Oratia Media
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Facsimile edition
Author(s) By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Turner, Dennis
Availability In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780947506575
ISBN-10 0947506578
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 20 March 2019
International Publication Date 26 February 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Facsimile edition
Edition 4th Facsimile edition
Author(s) By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Turner, Dennis
Category Myths & Mythology
Folklore
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 164
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 320g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 966096

Description of this Book

First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in this book, it is easy to learn about the most popular legends of the area. These include Ngatoro the Fire-Bringer, whose avoidance of fire demons left them raging underground to make the famous geyser and mudpool formations in the Rotorua area; and Hatupatu, who bravely escaped from the birdwoman, who would have him as her slave. A.W. Reed is renowned for his collections of Maori stories. His list of published works in this area is long and deep and his popularity has rarely waned. The Dennis Turner illustrations are reproduced unaltered, speaking to the era of the book's original publication, retro in their flavour but quite beautiful on close inspection.

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Author's Bio

A.W. Reed (1908-1979) was one of New Zealand's most influential writers and publishers. He helped build A.H. & A.W. Reed into the country's leading publisher by the mid-twentieth century, and authored more than 200 books. His works on Maori mythology have served New Zealanders for several generations.

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