• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao Bilingual
    Ko Mauao te Maunga: Legend of Mauao Bilingual
    The history of Mauao, along with the legend, is one of heartbreak and struggle, but also one of endurance, strength and unity. Mauao stands guard at the entrance to Te Awanui, the Tauranga Harbour. At over two million years old, he is a tipuna and sacred taonga, manifesting both the past and the present, as well as giving us hope for the future. This book was released to commemorate the return of Mauao to Tauranga iwi in 2008, the creation of joint management under Nga Poutiriao o Mauao in 2013, the recognition of Mauao as wahi tapu in 2014, and the signing of the Mauao Historic Reserve Management Plan on 11 June 2018.

    ISBN: 9780473297060
    Publication date: 15/06/2018
    Price: $35.99
    Author: McCauley, Debbie/Waaka, Tamati
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.99
  • Maui and Other Maori Legends 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
    Maui and Other Maori Legends 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
    "A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Maori myths, in one stunning volume. Peter Gossage's memorable retellings of Maori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of our literature. These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Maui - the quick-witted and the trickster - whose exploits include slowing the sun in its course across the sky, fishing up the North Island/Te Ika a Maui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal. Maui and Other Legends contains eight essential legends. 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.

    The treasury includes: How Maui Found his Mother, How Maui Found his Father, The Magic Jawbone, The Fish of Mau, How Maui Slowed the Sun, How Maui Found the Secret of Fire, How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death, Battle of the Mountains, Pania of the Reef"

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    ISBN: 9780143309291
    Publication date: 03/10/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Maui and the Fire Goddess
    Maui and the Fire Goddess
    Maui was always playing tricks on people. One night, he played a particularly mischievous trick when he was sent to the house of the feared goddess of fire. A Maori folktale, retold and illustrated by one of New Zealand's foremost illustrators.

    ISBN: 9781869433819
    Publication date: 25/08/1998
    Price: $19.00
    Author: Bishop, Gavin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
  • Myths and Legends of Aotearoa
    Myths and Legends of Aotearoa
    Fifteen timeless and essential Maori myths and legends are retold by gifted storyteller Annie Rae Te Ake Ake in this stunning, one-of-a-kind treasury. Illustrated by young Kiwi artists, this classic collection is a testament to the many and vibrant cultures of Aotearoa past, present and future.

    ISBN: 9781775435235
    Publication date: 01/02/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Te Ake Ake, Annie Rae
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $27.99
  • Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara
    Nga Taniwha i te Whanga-nui-a-tara
    In ancient times in Aotearoa, there was a beautiful lake in which there dwelt two monstrous taniwha. Their names were Whataitai and Ngake. Whataitai and Ngake are two taniwha living in a beautiful lake. But when Ngake gets bored and decides to break free to the ocean his actions have far reaching consequences and help shape the landscape of our capital city. Discover the dramatic legend of how Wellington Harbour was created.

    ISBN: 9780143504825
    Publication date: 06/08/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Wairama, Moira
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Te Whakatautonga a Maui Me Te Ra
    Te Whakatautonga a Maui Me Te Ra
    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 and translates , along with Keri Opai, the story for the Te Reo edition.

    ISBN: 9781988516585
    Publication date: 10/10/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Bixley, Donovan/Joseph, Darryn and Opai, Keri
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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