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Maui and Other Maori Legends

Peter Gossage

  • Hardcover
Maui and Other Maori Legends
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Publisher Description

A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori 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 and the 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 Legends 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.
The treasury 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

Author Biography

Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of more than twenty published picture books, including myths such as How Maui Slowed the Sun, Battle of the Mountains and Pania of the Reef. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old and interesting myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter lives in Auckland.

Product Details

Author
Peter Gossage
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Year
2016
ISBN-10
0143309293
ISBN-13
9780143309291
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2016-10-03
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Pages
208
Subtitle
8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa

Product Reviews

20 Jun, 2017
Lovely book to pass on to the grandkids
By Val W
16 Jun, 2017
Amazing illustrations! Storyline easy to understand.
By Robyn D