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Maui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of Aotearoa / Peter Gossage.

By: Gossage, Peter, 1946-2016 [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 208 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780143309291; 0143309293.Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | Maui (Polynesian deity) -- Legends | Māui | Pukapuka whakaahua | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki | PūrākauGenre/Form: Children's stories, Māori.DDC classification: 398.208999442
Contents:
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 defies the goddess of death -- Battle of the mountains -- Pania of the reef.
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Māoritanga 398 MYTHS AND LEGENDS (Browse shelf) Checked out 04/07/2019 i2181684
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Māoritanga 398 MYTHS & LEGENDS (Browse shelf) Available I2159111
Junior Māoritanga Stratford
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Children's Non Fiction 398.2 GOS (Browse shelf) Available (Available) A00786879
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A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. <br> <br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> <br> <br> The treasury includes-<br> How Maui Found his Mother<br> How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone<br> The Fish of Maui<br> How Maui Slowed the Sun<br> How Maui Found the Secret of Fire<br> How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death<br> Battle of the Mountains<br> Pania of the Reef

Retelling of Māori legends for children.

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 defies the goddess of death -- Battle of the mountains -- Pania of the reef.

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