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A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume.

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

Reviews

Every classroom and library needs to have this collection as it will be an invaluable resource.

Zac Harding, My Best Friends Are Books

My family is Pakeha, and my children's main access to Maori myth is in essential books like this. It is a joy to re-read these old favourites and share them with my children. Please make sure you have this book in your library; it is still relevant and important.

Sarah Forster, Booksellers NZ

At last, a real treasury of New Zealand stories ... Gossage was a master story teller, and Maui is such a great character - a trickster, and just a bit naughty.

Linda Thompson, Bay of Plenty Times

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780143309291

    October 3, 2016

    Puffin

    208 pages

    RRP $40.00

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Also by Peter Gossage

The Giant of Lake Wakatipu
How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
Battle of the Mountains
How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
Pania of the Reef
Rona and the Moon
The Fish of Maui
How Maui Found His Father and the Magic Jawbone
How Maui Found His Mother
How Maui Slowed the Sun

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The Wolf Who Cried Boy!
The Prince And The Zombie
The Wandering Womb
Deadly Powers
Well Of Remembrance
The Sorcerer's Companion
Mythologies
Taming The Sun
In the Forest Fey
Rosslyn and the Grail
Mod Lib The Baburnama