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How Māui found the secret of fire / Peter Gossage.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2005.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cmISBN:
  • 9781869485757
  • 1869485750 (paperback)
  • 9780143505648 (paperback)
Subject(s): Summary: On a mission to discover how fire is made, Māui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. Māui takes a piece of hard mahoe wood and rubs it against a branch of the tree, bringing fire for eternity to his people. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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Originally published: Lansdowne-Rigby, 1984.

On a mission to discover how fire is made, Māui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. Māui takes a piece of hard mahoe wood and rubs it against a branch of the tree, bringing fire for eternity to his people. Suggested level: junior, primary.

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