Three mountains battle against Tongariro to win the love of his wife, Pihanga. Find out how Tongariro banishes Taranaki, Tauhara and Putau to the positions they stand in today when he overcomes their approaches to Pihanga. Make the mountains using the outlines in the back of this book, and fight your own battle of the mountains!
Peter Gossage is the author and illustrator of many published works, including stories such as Hinemoa and Tutanekai, and Pania of the Reef. He has also published a story particular to Auckland called Puhi-huia and Ponga. He is also the author of 6 books called The Maui Series, which were published during the 1970s and 1980s, recently re-released by Reed. Peter?s distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old and interesting myths is done is such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter lives in Auckland, NZ.