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Taming the Sun: Four Maori Myths

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Taming the Sun: Four Maori Myths by Gavin Bishop
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Description

Written and illustrated by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, Taming the Sun contains four stories, including two well-known legends (Maui And The Sun and Maui And The Big Fish) and two less well-known legends (Rona And The Moon and Kahu The Taniwha). Aimed at children with reading ages 3-7 years, these myths are simply and yet elegantly written. Gavin's characteristic sense of humour is evident in all of the stories; and while each story is exciting and often a little bit scary, they are resolved beautifully. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children. The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images that integrate with the words in a powerful and meaningful way. Taming the Sun is an imaginative, fresh and much-needed addition to the picture book genre, which takes traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

Table of Contents

Contents include: Maui And The Sun -- Maui And The Big Fish -- Rona And The Moon -- Kahu The Taniwha.

Accolades

Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2005.
Shortlisted for NZLIA Children's Book Award Russell Clark Medal 2005.

Author Biography

Gavin Bishop is a renowned children's book author and illustrator. His recent book Weaving Earth and Sky won the non-fiction section and the Book of the Year Award of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003.
Release date NZ
November 14th, 2008
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New Zealand
Imprint
Random House New Zealand Ltd
Pages
48
Dimensions
216x286x5
ISBN-13
9781869790349
Product ID
2701538

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