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By Gossage, Peter
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...cative 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 ReefRead more
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By Fitzjohn, Sue; Weston, Minda; Large, Judy
A resource guide for celebration, and for observing special days, according to traditions based on many cultures, this book brings together the experience, sharing and activities of individuals from a multi-faith community - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh.
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By Sperling, Vatsala; Illustrated by Johari, Harish; Weltevrede, Pieter
Ganga tells how the Hindu goddess Ganga came to Earth as the Ganges River, a river sacred to Hindus. Illustrated with full-color paintings in the traditional Indian style, Ganga introduces children to one of the most beloved characters in Hindu mythology. For children ages 6-9.
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Edited by Duncan, Barbara R.; Illustrated by Goshorn, Shan
Cherokee people have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for thousands of years. During all this time, they have told stories to each other to explain how things came to be, to pass on lessons about life, and to describe the mountains, animals, plants, and spirits around them. Thi...s book collects 26 of these stories that are suitable for kids.Read more
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