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The traditional legend of how Lake Wakatipu was formed, beautifully retold by Peter Gossage.

When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.
While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit?
This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand's great lakes came to be.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143772088

    November 27, 2017

    Puffin

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780143505600

    November 21, 2012

    Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Fishpond
    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at www.booksellers.co.nz/directory

Also by Peter Gossage

Maui and Other Maori Legends
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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