• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Myths and Legends of the World
    Myths and Legends of the World
    Bold reader - open your mystical map and get ready to travel through time with 21 dazzling stories of daring and deceit, reward and punishment. Meet gods, goddesses and demigods, serpents, coyotes, talking fish and clever spiders, and cavort with sea nymphs, mystical women, terrifying beasts and volcano people - as you discover different tales of how the world began.

    These powerful, fascinating myths and legends will transport you to every corner of the globe. You'll journey from ancient to modern times, from hot climates to freezing temperatures, from mountaintops to seafloors.

    The stories in this book link you to past generations; these tales have been passed down through a long line of oral traditions. The souls of ancestors, the lives of heroes and the fates of mortals are waiting to be discovered.

    Myths and legends are retold by Alli Brydon and beautifully illustrated by Julia Iredale.

    Myths from Africa include:

    'The Creation of the World' from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo
    'The Tale of the Ghosts and the Flutes' from the Beba people of Cameroon
    'Anansi and the Box of Stories' from the Ashanti people of present-day Ghana

    Myths from Europe include:

    The Selkies from Scottish mythology
    'Athena, Arachne and the Duelling Looms' from Greek mythology

    Myths from Asia include:

    Lord Ganesh from the Hindu pantheon
    'Nyai Loro Kidul, Queen of the Sea' from Indonesian mythology

    Myths of Oceania include:

    'The Legend of Maui' from Polynesian mythology
    Uluru from the Anangu people of Australia
    The Rainbow Serpent from the Aboriginal people of Australia

    Myths of the Americas include:

    'Coyote Steals Fire for the People' from the Native American people of the United States
    'The Hero Twins Visit the Underworld' from the Mayan People of Mesoamerica
    The Mapinguary from Brazilian mythology

    Myths from the Arctic include:

    Sedna, the Mother of the Sea from Inuit mythology
    Niekija and the Northern Lights from Sami Shamanism

    About Lonely Planet Kids: Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

    ISBN: 9781788683074
    Publication date: 11/10/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Lonely Planet Kids
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Myths Legends and Sacred Stories A Children's Encyclopedia
    Myths Legends and Sacred Stories A Children's Encyclopedia
    From lightning-wielding Zeus, the supreme Greek god, to protective Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love - heroes, gods, and monsters are brought to life in these retellings of myths from around the world.

    Myths and Legends is a children's book that invites you to explore all the well-known stories from Greek and Norse mythology, and a range of other cultures across more than 100 tales. Discover the fascinating myths of Anansi, the West African trickster god who takes the form of a spider; Changing Woman, the Navajo nature goddess who changes her dress with the seasons; or Tane, the Maori forest god who first brought death to the world.

    Read about ferocious, man-eating monsters such as the Minotaur and Fafnir the dragon, and the legendary heroes that fought them, like Theseus and Sigurd. Also included are the legends of Robin Hood, and of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, epics such as the Mahabharata and Gilgamesh, and a host of tales from Aztec mythology and a range of other cultures.

    As well as offering the retellings themselves, Myths and Legends- A Children's Encyclopedia investigates the meanings of these primal stories, examining why these tales have stood the test of time over thousands of years. Themed features draw together elements that are common to myths from all over the world, such as shape-changers, mythical beasts, and magical weapons. Panels on modern retellings, such as China's The Monkey King and Marvel's Thor, help to show why these myths are still relevant to our lives today.

    ISBN: 9780241296929
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Wilkinson, Philip
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $48.00