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This collection of the author’s favourite Māori myths and legends are brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Patrick Puru. This book is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult.
These are the oldest and most enduring stories in the world, retold by contemporary children's authors to bring out all the action, drama, humour and depth of the original stories, in a way that makes them as exciting and meaningful today as ever.
These simple and elegant myths allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children. Stunning illustrations integrate with the words in a powerful and meaningful way.
These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. 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.
Fifteen timeless and essential Māori myths and legends are retold in this stunning treasury. Illustrated by young Kiwi artists, this classic collection is a testament to the many and vibrant cultures of Aotearoa past, present and future.
A collection of four excitingly told and stunningly illustrated Maori stories for children, by award-winning New Zealand children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop. These myths are simply written and yet powerful.
This lovely book is a retelling of the traditional Māori tale of an old woman who shares her cave with two spiders, who repay her kindness by taking her to a new home.
A powerful story describing the powers of Tāwhiri, god of the winds, who can bring storms, help birds to fly, and make waves on the sea. The stunning illustrations in this book capture the drama, melding the natural, human and mythical worlds.
This tale is a retelling of a traditional legend about two taniwha, Horo-matangi and Atiamuri who lived in Lake Taupo and terrorized the local inhabitants.
Ngatoro the tohunga creates rivers and streams, and the fish that live in them. When he reaches icy mountains, he calls to his sisters from a land of fire to save him from the cold; the result is the volcanic heat in Mount Tongariro.
This Samoan legend tells the story about two brothers who save their land and people from being invaded by Tui Tonga and his army.
A traditional Samoan folktale about a pet eel who gives the gift of the coconut tree to the people of Samoa. This story is accompanied by Fáa Samoa, which introduces information about Samoa.
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