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Tangaroa's fingernails : a story of NZ pāua = He korero pāua : ngā matikuku o Tangaroa / story and artwork by Mike Howell ; te reo by Moeke Paaka.

By: Howell, Mike, 1947- [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Paaka, Moeke [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm.ISBN: 9780994147189; 099414718X.Other title: Story of NZ pāua [Other title] | Korero pāua : ngā matikuku o Tangaroa [Parallel title].Subject(s): Pāua -- Folklore -- Children's picture books | Shells -- New Zealand -- Children's picture books | Tangaroa | Pāua | Reorua | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki | Pukapuka whakaahuaGenre/Form: Children's stories, New Zealand. | Children's stories, Māori. | Picture books for children.Summary: A grandfather tells his grandchildren the story, based on Māori mythology, of how the colours got into the pāua shell through the tale of Tangaroa, Māori god of the sea.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Picture Books Hāwera LibraryPlus
Children's
Children's Picture Books H (Browse shelf) Checked out 18/01/2019 I2177051
Picture Books Waverley LibraryPlus
Children's
Children's Picture Books H (Browse shelf) Available i2177058
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A story of New Zealand Paua. Paua, also known as Haliotis Abalone. Elsewhere in the world the inner abalone shell is silver/white, but in NZ the silver nacre is replaced with deep blue, purple and green. Occasionally rare blue pearls are found on the inner shell.

Story for children.

A grandfather tells his grandchildren the story, based on Māori mythology, of how the colours got into the pāua shell through the tale of Tangaroa, Māori god of the sea.

Parallel text in English and Māori.

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