Written and illustrated by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, Taming the Sun contains four stories, including two well-known legends (Mauui 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, the retelling of these myths is much simpler than Weaving Earth and Sky. The illustrations are also simpler - targeted at the younger age group.
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.