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              How Maui Found the Secret of Fire
               

              How Maui Found the Secret of Fire (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              On a mission to discover how fire is made, Maui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. Maui takes a piece of hard mahoe... wood and rubs it against a branch of the tree, bringing fire for eternity to his people. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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              ISBN 9780143505648
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa
               

              Maui and Other Maori Legends: 8 Classic Tales of Aotearoa (Hardback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              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 evo...cative 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 and the Magic Jawbone The Fish of Maui 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
              Published NZ 3 Oct 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 5-8 years
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              In the Beginning
               

              In the Beginning (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              A retelling of the Maori creation legend Bold desgin and brief text introduce the story of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to separate their parents and bring light to the world.

              ISBN 9781869437626
              Published NZ 22 May 2006
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 3-6 years
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              How Maui Slowed the Sun
               

              How Maui Slowed the Sun (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              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. Suggested level: junior, primary.

              ISBN 9780143505181
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              I TE TIMATANGA : IN THE BEGINNING
               

              I TE TIMATANGA : IN THE BEGINNING (Paperback, Bilingual 20th Anniversary Edition: 2021)

              By Gossage, Peter; Translated by Te Heikoko Mataira, Katerina

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              The creation myth of Maori legend is simply told in Peter Gossage's vibrant style. Bold design and brief text recount the struggle of the children of Rangi and Papa as they try to part their parents and bring light to the world. The reader is introduce to each of the children (Ma...ori gods) and they role they play in the world.
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              ISBN 9781775436850
              Published NZ 1 May 2021
              Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
              Interest Age 3-5 years
              Language (English & Te Reo Maori)
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              How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death
               

              How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              The story of how Maui wonders what it would be like to live forever. He enters the Goddess of Death and discovers stars, heavens and the gods. Missing his people, he is sent home by the highest goddess, Rehua, who gives him the special gift of being able to transform himself. Sug...gested level: junior, primary.
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              ISBN 9780143505624
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              The Fish of Maui
               

              The Fish of Maui (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              Retelling of a traditional legend of how Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand (Te Ika a Maui) when he sneaks onto his brothers' canoe after they have refused to take him fishing. Suggested level: junior, primary.

              ISBN 9780143505174
              Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              How Maui Found His Father and the Magic Jawbone
               

              How Maui Found His Father and the Magic Jawbone (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              Maui wonders where his mother goes each evening. One night he follows her and finds she visits his father, and the family is reunited. Maui then meets his grandfather, and secures his jawbone, which has magical properties. Suggested level: junior, primary.

              ISBN 9780143505198
              Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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              Rona and the Moon
               

              Rona and the Moon (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              Rona is charged with the important task of making food ready for her family when they return from a fishing trip. As night falls, she uses the moon to light her way. But when the moon slides behind a cloud she becomes angry and a curse sprays from her mouth. The moon does not tak...e her curse lightly. Suggested level: junior, primary.
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              ISBN 9780143505679
              Published NZ 21 Nov 2012
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              How Maui Found His Mother
               

              How Maui Found His Mother (Paperback)

              By Gossage, Peter

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              Retells the story of how Maui's mother relinquishes her baby to the sea, thinking he has died. As a young man he seeks her out and is reunited with her. Suggested level: junior, primary.

              ISBN 9780143505204
              Published NZ 30 Nov 2011
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age Children
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