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Maui and Other Maori Legends

8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
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Amazing book with exquisite artistry by the legend himself Peter Gossage, karawhiua!!

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This book bring me back to childhood with these well known Maori story books. We love this book so much and my kids read it at least once a week. I definite must if you love nostalgia and these great stories

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

Author Biography:

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.
Release date NZ
October 3rd, 2016
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  • Children / Juvenile
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Imprint
Puffin
Pages
208
Dimensions
220x18x305
ISBN-13
9780143309291
Current sales rank
Top 1000
All-time sales rank
Top 1000
Product ID
25112848

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