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Te Huihui o Matariki

Te Huihui o Matariki
 

An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Reali... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781869693305
Published 6 June 2008 by Huia Publishers
Format Paperback
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Language Maori (translated from: English)
Author(s) By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni
Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki
Translated by Morris, Hone
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ISBN-13 9781869693305
ISBN-10 1869693302
Stock Available
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Publisher Huia Publishers
Imprint Huia Publishers
Publication Date 6 June 2008
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Language Maori
Translated from English
Author(s) By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni
Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki
Translated by Morris, Hone
Category Te Reo / Maori
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
Matariki (Maori New Year)
Picture Storybooks
Matariki - The Maori New Year
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Maori
New Zealand & Related
Maori
Number of Pages 28
Dimensions Width: 300mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 164g
Interest Age 5-9 years
Reading Age 5-9 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.3
Catalogue Code 32662

Description of this Book

An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Realising the women are patupaiarehe, fairy women, he knows they must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, and he places the patupaiarehe in the heavens farthest from the earth. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows their beauty to shine in the eastern sky.

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Author's Bio

Toni Rolleston-Cummins has a journalism degree and has written poems and stories from a young age. Finding a shortage of good books about Matariki, she originally wrote this story to engage and entertain her class and make the story of Matariki come alive and have meaning. This is her first published book. Nikki Slade-Robinson has worked as a freelance illustrator since 1989. Nikki's passion is drawing for children, and she has illustrated over 20 children's books and readers, including award-winning The Puriri Tree/Te Puriri (Huia Publishers).

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