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Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa

$40.00 NZD

Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa is a beautiful collection of beloved Māori myths, in one stunning volume.

 

Peter Gossage’s memorable retellings of Māori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature.

 

These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui – the quick-witted trickster – whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal.

 

Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa contains eight essential legends. In this volume you will find timeless favourites such as How Maui Found his Mother, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef and many more.

 

  • Written and illustrated by Peter Gossage
  • 208 pages
  • Hardback book
  • Includes:
    • How Maui Found his Mother
    • How Maui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone
    • The Fish of Maui
    • How Maui Slowed the Sun
    • How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
    • How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
    • Battle of the Mountains
    • Pania of the Reef
  • ISBN: 99780143309291

 

Peter Gossage was the storyteller and illustrator of more than 20 books for children. He was a master of retelling important Māori myths, including Hinemoa and Tutanekai and Pania of the Reef. The powerful combination of dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative text has earned each tale its place among the beloved classics of our literature. Peter's stories will never lose their relevancy for New Zealand children, and many of his stories have been made into short films that are played on Māori Television. Peter passed away on July 30, 2016.