Counting the stars : four Māori myths / Gavin Bishop.

By: Bishop, Gavin, 1946- [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2009Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cmISBN: 9781869790721 ; 9781775530176 Subject(s): Tales -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | Mythology, Maori -- Children's nonfiction | Folklore -- New Zealand -- Children's nonfiction | Pūrākau | Papatūānuku | Ranginui | Taiao
Contents:
Mother earth and father sky -- The battle of the birds -- Kae and the whale -- Hinemoa and Tūtānekai.
Summary: This book contains four more Maori myths. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.
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Junior Māoritanga Hāwera LibraryPlus
Children's
Māoritanga 398.209 BISH (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available I2080981
Junior Māoritanga Ōpunakē LibraryPlus
Children's
Māoritanga 398.209 BISH (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available I2080979
Junior Māoritanga Pātea LibraryPlus
Children's
Māoritanga 398.209 BISH (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Checked out 05/09/2022 I2080980
Junior Non Fiction Stratford
Children's
Children's Non Fiction 398.2 BIS (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available A00681611
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Sequel to: Taming the sun, and Riding the waves.

Mother earth and father sky -- The battle of the birds -- Kae and the whale -- Hinemoa and Tūtānekai.

This book contains four more Maori myths. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.

Ages 5+

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