• Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    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.

    ISBN: 9780143772088
    Publication date: 27/11/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Greek Gods and Heroes
    Greek Gods and Heroes
    Each Top 40 Famous title introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this fun title, 40 gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines of Greek Mythology are waiting to be discovered, including Gaia, Zeus, Prometheus, Pandora, Athena, Antigone, Orpheus, Helen and Achilles. Each portrait includes the persons genealogy, allies and enemies, history and the myths associated with them.

    ISBN: 9781786031471
    Publication date: 25/07/2018
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Baussier, Sylvie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • Greek Myths
    Greek Myths
    The second volume of this spellbinding anthology features more gripping tales from Greek mythology, retold in a manner that will engage very young readers and instil in them a love for storytelling. Four different illustrators bring their distinctive styles to the myths. In printed laminated jacket case format.

    ISBN: 9781912006700
    Publication date: 28/04/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Morley, Jacqueline
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $30.00
  • Homers Iliad and Odyssey
    Homers Iliad and Odyssey
    Gillian Cross's brilliant retellings and Neil Packer's clever illustrations bring to life Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, two of the greatest stories ever told.

    When first published Walker's versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey attracted attention both for the quality of the writing and for their amazingly stylish artwork. Multi-award-winning author Gillian Cross makes two of the greatest stories in the world come alive for children in her strong, clear, deceptively simple retellings, which are faithful to the spirit and structure of Homer's epic poems, and this new bind-up in a friendly format comes complete with an introduction and a generous selection of Neil Packer's fabulous illustrations in black and white.

    ISBN: 9781406379204
    Publication date: 05/04/2018
    Price: $16.99
    Author: Cross, Gillian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $16.99
  • How The Stars Came To Be
    How The Stars Came To Be
    The Fisherman's Daughter loved to dance in the Sunlight, and bathe in the glow of the Moon, but when the moon would disappear for a few nights each month, she would worry about her father and how he would find his way home from sea in the deep darkness. When the sun finds her sobbing one night, he takes one of his rays and
    smashes it onto the ground, creating the stars and giving the girl thetask of putting them into the dark night sky.
    This beautifully illustrated story gives us a new folk tale, and a new way to look up at the night sky.

    ISBN: 9781849766630
    Publication date: 03/10/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Mistry, Poonam
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Legend of Troy
    Legend of Troy
    Coinciding with the hotly anticipated British Museum exhibition Troy: Myth and Reality in November 2019, this is the fascinating story of the destruction of an ancient city and the many ways it has been told and retold over time. Featuring fearsome warriors, powerful goddesses and menacing monsters, these tales have captivated children and adults for thousands of years. But are they really just tales? Where was the real Troy? And why are people still so obsessed with this legendary city? Accessible, intriguing and funny in equal measure, this is the perfect book to get children excited about Greek mythology and digging up the past.

    ISBN: 9781788005425
    Publication date: 17/10/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Hawk, Goldie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Legends of the Stars
    Legends of the Stars
    For thousands of years, every culture on Earth has gazed up at the heavens in wonder and found pictures hiding amongst the stars... Packaged with a free constellation talisman, Legends of the Stars will take readers on a thrilling journey of discovery, bringing the rich tapestry of myths and legends that fills the night sky dramatically to life. Eye-catching illustrations are paired with awe-inspiring photographic recreations of scenes from both classic and lesser-known myths. Learn about the Greek tale of the boastful queen Cassiopeia who was placed in the sky as a punishment for her vanity; of the three hunters in Native American myth who pursued a great bear into the heavens; and of the Japanese legend of the Tanabata.

    ISBN: 9781783124909
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Caldwell, Stella
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Maui's Taonga Tales
    Maui's Taonga Tales
    Aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book's lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations. The book's pukorero, or story teller, is Maui, the great Pacific hero and trickster. The stories are from both long ago and recent times and have been chosen in consultation with Te Papa's matauranga Maori curators and the relevant iwi. They range from how Ruhia's kaitaka, or cloak, saved the life of a young boy and why the band Herbs wrote a song about nuclear testing in the Pacific to Huria Matenga and the Shipwreck, Rata and the Children of Tane, Willie Apiata and the Tough Decision, Hinemoa and Tutanekai, Te Paea and the Ghost Waka, Kahe's Epic Swim, Heni and the Battle of Gate Pa, Kupe and the Giant Wheke, and Tane and the Kete of Knowledge. Each story is told via illustrations created by young Maori artists; some have illustrated stories from their own iwi. The book is linked to the TV series He Paki Taonga i a Maui, funded by Te Mangai Paho.

    ISBN: 9780995113626
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brechin-Smith, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale
    Monster Slayer A Beowulf Tale
    One dark night, the music and singing wake a monster from a swamp ... Warrior after warrior comes to slay the monster, but no one can outwit Grendel. Only the great hero Beowulf stands a chance - but even he is not prepared for the horror that lies in wait.

    ISBN: 9781781129326
    Publication date: 15/01/2020
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Patten, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Myth Atlas
    Myth Atlas
    Step inside twelve magical mythological worlds. You might want to take a map. But the maps in Myth Atlas are special:
    they show how twelve extraordinary cultures saw the world. For some it's a giant tree or an upside-down mountain. Others reckon we're living on the back of a giant turtle. All of them are fascinating.

    As you travel the world from Egypt to Japan, you'll meet an incredible array of gods, monsters, heroes and fantastical beasts. Just watch out for werewolves and banshees along the way . . .

    Myth Atlas is a magnificent gift book that will captivate children and adults alike.

    ISBN: 9781407178134
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: de Moraes, Thiago
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Mythologica
    An illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology like no other, Mythologica features startlingly beautiful and exquisitely otherworldly portraits of mythological characters in eye-popping colour from artist Victoria Topping and authoritative text from Classics scholar and Greek mythology expert Dr Stephen Kershaw.
    Uncover the colourful lives of 50 powerful gods and goddesses, earth-dwelling mortals and terrifying monsters as you journey back in time to ancient Greece. From the fearless Athena and her meddlesome ways to the brave and bold Odysseus and his remarkable journey home, discover why these incredible stories are still a part of our culture today. Listed alphabetically, each boldly designed spread presents a figure from the myths, including their name in Greek, their defining attributes and a summary of their story, along with multiple sidelights that provide additional facts.
    Interspersed with the profiles are summaries of famous mythological tales and historical events, like the Odyssey, the Trojan War and the story of the Argonauts.An electrifying visual portrayal of each figure transports you directly into their wild world. Victoria Topping's artwork is a fusion of technological and traditional techniques that combines photography, painting and cut-paper collage to perfectly express the blending of human and fantastic traits from which mythical beings are made.
    The thrilling images and digestible text provide the perfect introduction to the lively world of Greek mythology. Prepare to be amazed as you uncover the epic, heroic and sometimes terrible lives of mortals, monsters and gods.

    ISBN: 9781786031921
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Kershaw, Dr. Stephen P.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Myths and Legends
    Myths and Legends
    Award-winning children's writer and former Children's Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo has collected classic tales of heroism and adventure and put them all in one place. Here! From brave heroes and battling beasts to mighty gods and magic spells, these are timeless tales to treasure forever. Eye-catching colour illustrations bring the magic of these myths and legends to life. There are lots of stories to choose from, including Mulan, Icarus, and Hercules the Hero, plus a retelling of Gawain and the Green Knight written by Sir Michael himself, so whether you're looking for a quick read or a longer story to lose yourself in, something to read alone or a tale to share, there's an enchanting story within for everyone to find.A sumptuous gift edition for young readers to treasure, and a perfect companion to Greatest Animal Stories and Greatest Magical Stories.

    ISBN: 9780192767363
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $23.99
    Author: Morpurgo, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.99
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