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Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific

Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific (Hardback)

By Press, Te Papa

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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 Pac...ific 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.
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ISBN 9780995113626
Published NZ 21 Nov 2019
Publisher Te Papa Press
Format Hardback
999 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780995113626
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Te Papa Press
Imprint Te Papa Press
Published 21 Nov 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Press, Te Papa
Category Award Winning
Information Resources & Places Of Interest
Myths & Legends
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand Curriculum
Social Science
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 257mm
Height: 196mm
Dewey Code 823.3
Weight 750g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade