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SHORT-LISTED FOR NZ POST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2005.

Written and illustrated by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, Taming the Sun contains four stories, including two well-known legends (Maui And The Sun and Maui And The Big Fish) and two less well-known legends (Rona And The Moon and Kahu The Taniwha).

Aimed at children with reading ages 3-7 years, these myths are simply and yet elegantly written. Gavin's characteristic sense of humour is evident in all of the stories; and while each story is exciting and often a little bit scary, they are resolved beautifully. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.

The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images that integrate with the words in a powerful and meaningful way.

Taming the Sun is an imaginative, fresh and much-needed addition to the picture book genre, which takes traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

SHORT-LISTED FOR NZ POST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2005.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781869790349

    November 14, 2008

    RHNZ Children's

    48 pages

    RRP $19.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • Storylines Notable Picture Book Award
    2005
    Awarded
    Storylines Notable Picture Book

Also by Gavin Bishop

Aotearoa
Teddy One-Eye
Bruiser & the Big Snow
Piano Rock
Footsteps Through The Fog
Counting The Stars
Bruiser
Snake and Lizard
Kiwi Moon

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