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By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki; Translated by Morris, Hone
An adventurous young man called Mitai lives with his seven handsome brothers in the village of Maketu. He watches his brothers become bewitched by seven beautiful women, and under their spell, the brothers no longer eat, look after themselves, work in their gardens or hunt. Reali...sing the women are patupaiarehe, fairy women, he knows they must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, and he places the patupaiarehe in the heavens farthest from the earth. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows their beauty to shine in the eastern sky.Read more
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By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki
This is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how Matariki/the Pleiades star cluster came into being. Recommended for ages 5-9.
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