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Tangaroa's gift = Te koha ā Tangaroa / by Mere Whaanga ; nā Ngawini Kereru i whakamāori.

By: Whaanga, Mere [author,, illustrator.].
Contributor(s): Kereru, Ngawini [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland : Scholastic, 2016Edition: Redesigned edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.ISBN: 9781775434122; 1775434125.Other title: Koha a Tangaroa.Subject(s): Pāua -- Folklore -- Children's picture books | Shells -- Children's picture books | Individuality -- Children's picture books | Pakiwaitara | Pukapuka whakaahua | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki | Ngā uri o Tangaroa | Tangaroa | PāuaGenre/Form: Picture books for children. | Children's stories, New Zealand.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: "The story of how Pāua came to have his colours. Pāua is sad and lonely. The other sea creatures mock his slowness and unattractiveness. Tangaroa, god of the sea, takes pity on him and gives him a dazzling shell of many colours. But the jealousy of the other sea creatures results in Pāua still being miserable, so Tangaroa decides to hide his beauty within his shell, where only he can see it"--Publisher information.
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Children's Picture Books W (Browse shelf) Available I2191280
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Once there lived a sad and lonely sea creature named Paua. Mighty Tangaroa, the god of the sea, felt sorry for Paua and decided to give him a special gift.

Story for children.

"The story of how Pāua came to have his colours. Pāua is sad and lonely. The other sea creatures mock his slowness and unattractiveness. Tangaroa, god of the sea, takes pity on him and gives him a dazzling shell of many colours. But the jealousy of the other sea creatures results in Pāua still being miserable, so Tangaroa decides to hide his beauty within his shell, where only he can see it"--Publisher information.

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