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Tuna rāua ko Hiriwa / nā Ripeka Takotowai Goddard ; nā Kimberly Andrews ngā pikitia.

By: Goddard, Ripeka Takotowai [author.].
Contributor(s): Andrews, Kimberly Tethera [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781775502265; 1775502260.Subject(s): Eels -- Children's picture books | Tuna | Marama | Awa | Pakiwaitara | Pukapuka whakaahua | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki | Rangitikei River (N.Z.) -- Children's picture books | Moon -- Children's picture booksGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's stories, Māori. | Picture books for children.DDC classification: 899.4423 Summary: "This picture book in te reo Māori tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitīkei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take the nymph's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight again. This legend-like story weaves a tale about why eels are seldom caught when the moon is full"--Publisher information.
List(s) this item appears in: NZ Childrens Book Awards 2017
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Junior Māoritanga Manaia LibraryPlus
Children's
Māoritanga GODD (Browse shelf) Available i2162768
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"This picture book in te reo Maori tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitikei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take the nymph's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight again. This legend-like story weaves a tale about why eels are seldom caught when the moon is full"--Publisher information.

Picture story book for children.

National Library of New Zealand Cataloguing in Publication (CiP) record.

"This picture book in te reo Māori tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitīkei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take the nymph's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight again. This legend-like story weaves a tale about why eels are seldom caught when the moon is full"--Publisher information.

Junior, primary National Library of New Zealand.

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