• Battle of the Mountains
    Battle of the Mountains
    Tongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains, Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to the positions where they stand today.


    ISBN: 9780143505631
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Picture Flat
    Price: $19.99
  • Counting the Stars Four Maori Myths
    Counting the Stars Four Maori Myths
    A sequel to Taming the Sun and Riding the Waves, Gavin Bishop's latest stunning book contains four more Maori myths, including two well-known legends (Ranginui and Papatuanuku and Hinemoa and Tutanekai) and two less well-known legends (The battle of the birds and Kae and the whale). Aimed at children 3-10 years, these myths are simply written and yet powerful. They're exciting and scary but each story is nicely resolved. 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. Counting the Stars is a collection that continues to take traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

    ISBN: 9781775530176
    Publication date: 28/09/2012
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bishop, Gavin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Daniel's Matariki Feast
    Daniel's Matariki Feast
    Daniel is nervous on his first day of school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. Beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known and award-winning artists.

    ISBN: 9781877378911
    Publication date: 01/05/2014
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Beyer, Rebecca
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Fish of Maui
    Fish of Maui
    Maui's jealous brothers don't want him to come fishing with them. Maui is cleverer than they are, however, and not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all.

    ISBN: 9780143505174
    Publication date: 28/11/2011
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • He Paki Taonga i a Maui He Putunga Korreo Mai i te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
    He Paki Taonga i a Maui He Putunga Korreo Mai i te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa
    Fully and exclusively written in te reo Maori and 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: 9780995113619
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brechin-Smith, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • How Maui Fished Up the North Island
    How Maui Fished Up the North Island
    Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of Maui fishing up North Island! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures will be bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph will ensure that the story is accurate and culturally appropriate, and will translate the story for the Te Reo edition.

    ISBN: 9781988516189
    Publication date: 16/08/2018
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bixley, Donovan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • How Maui Found His Father and the Magic
    How Maui Found His Father and the Magic
    Maui wants to know two things- who is his father and where does his mother go during the day? One day he follows her and finds himself in the underworld.

    ISBN: 9780143505198
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Picture Flat
    Price: $19.99
  • How Maui Found His Mother
    How Maui Found His Mother
    After he is found washed up on the beach as a baby, Maui is brought up by his powerful uncle. But one thing bothers him - other children have mothers, where is his? So Maui goes on a quest to find her.

    ISBN: 9780143505204
    Publication date: 28/11/2011
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • How Maui Slowed the Sun
    How Maui Slowed the Sun
    The days seem to pass at a rate too fast to accomplish all his chores. Maui sets out to capture the sun, succeeds, and lengthens the hours of daylight.

    ISBN: 9780143505181
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • How Maui Slowed the Sun
    How Maui Slowed the Sun
    Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan's unique twist and trademark humour. The pictures are bright and bring their own level of humour to the book. Darryn Joseph ensures that the story is accurate and culturally appropriate.

    ISBN: 9781988516202
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bixley, Donovan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends
    Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends
    Queenie Rikihana Hyland here brings together a collection of her favourite Maori myths and legends - from the creation and the ever-popular mischief-making of Maui, to the great love stories of Hinemoa and Tutanekai, and Turongo and Mahinarangi. The stories are brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Patrick Puru. Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult. Experience it as part of a group being read to or read it alone - either way the stories and the illustrations will fascinate, interest and intrigue readers of all ages.

    ISBN: 9780143504511
    Publication date: 31/05/2010
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Rikihana Hyland, Queenie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
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