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How Māui found the secret of fire / Peter Gossage.

By: Gossage, Peter, 1946-2016 [author,, illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2005Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cm.ISBN: 9781869485757; 1869485750 (paperback); 9780143505648 (paperback).Subject(s): Maui (Polynesian deity) -- Children's nonfiction | Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | Folklore -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Māui | Pūrākau | Kōrero pono mā te tamarikiSummary: 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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Māoritanga GOSS (Browse shelf) 1 Available I2073629
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On a mission to discover how fire is made, Maui 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. Maui takes a piece of hard mahoe wood and rubs it against a branch of the tree, bringing fire for eternity to his people. .

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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