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            Tamatekapua
             

            Tamatekapua (Paperback)

            By Bea, Aunty; Illustrated by Merewether, Katherine Q.

            • RRP: $30.00
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            Presents the legend 'Tamatekapua" in an illustrated book with a CD inserted inside back cover. Tells the story of Tamatekapua, the chief of the Te Arawa canoe. Tamatekapua and his young brother Whakaturia stole breadfruit from Uenuku, and then sailed with the high priest Ngatoroi...rangi from Hawaiiki to Maketu, where Tamatekapua and his descendants peopled the land.
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            ISBN 9780473247782
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2013
            Publisher AUNTY BEA PUBLICATIONS
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Rats' Tales
             

            Rats' Tales (Paperback, Main)

            By Duffy, Carol Ann; Adapted by Still, Melly

            • Imp. $32.50
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            Brings together a dark and magical cycle of folk tales from around the world. This book celebrates the power of storytelling and will be published to coincide with the premiere at Manchester Royal Exchange in November 2012.

            ISBN 9780571299041
            Released NZ 1 Dec 2012
            Publisher Faber and Faber
            Interest Age 0-0 years
            Availability
            Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
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            The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

            The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest (Hardback)

            By Dickerson, Melanie

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $29.59
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            A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor. A handsome forester on a mission to catch her. Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.

            ISBN 9780718031992
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
            Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Medieval Fairy Tale
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            Favourite Maori Legends
             

            Favourite Maori Legends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reed, A. W.; Edited by Calman, Ross

            A classic edition of myths and legends, updated by leading Maori editor and writer filled with great stories that focus on spirits, monsters and human heroes

            ISBN 9781877514562
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2013
            Publisher Oratia Media
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
             

            The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun (Hardback)

            By Tolkien, J. R. R.; Edited by Tolkien, Christopher

            • RRP: $49.99
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            The world first publication of a previously unknown work by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the epic story of the Norse hero, Sigurd, the dragon-slayer, the revenge of his wife, Gudrun, and the Fall of the Nibelungs.

            ISBN 9780007317233
            Released NZ 1 May 2009
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Beowulf
             

            Beowulf (Paperback)

            By Holt, Nick; Howe, John

            • Imp. $41.99
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            It is a tale that has been retold countless times through the centuries and here, in a new paperback edition illustrated by a noted Tolkien artist, the mighty Beowulf is well set to capture new legions of followers. This contemporary retelling of the ancient epic follows the myth...ic hero from his disarming of the gruesome Grendel to his sword battle with the monster's sea hag mother to his final, fiery showdown with an avenging dragon.
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            ISBN 9781787416437
            Released NZ 14 May 2020
            Publisher Templar Publishing
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            This Water: Five Tales

            This Water: Five Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Farmer, Beverley

            • RRP: $32.99
            • $32.99
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            This is likely to be the last work by Beverley Farmer, one of Australia's great prose stylists, and a pioneer of women's writing, in her exploration of feminine concerns, and her use of different literary forms - novel, short story, poetry, essay, journal, myth and fairy tale. Th...is Water is a collection of five tales, three of them novella length, each a fragmentary love story with a nameless woman at the centre, and a mythic dimension (Greek or Celtic, folklore or fable) rooted in the power of nature. Water and stone, ice and fire, light and darkness play an important role in all the stories, as do other motifs, closely related to women's experience, blood, birth, possession and release, marriage and singularity. One tale, set on the south coast of Victoria, is animated by the legend of the Great Silkie, following Sylvia Plath and Joan Baez; another finds its rebellious princess in Lake Annaghmakerrig in Ireland; a third has Clytemnestra as its central figure, mourning the daughter sacrificed by her husband Agamemnon so that he can go to war with Troy. The stories contain and reflect and shadow one other: in each the women speak, act, think for themselves, in opposing or escaping from situations ordained by authority. Beverley Farmer is the author of three collections of short stories, including Milk, which won the NSW Premier's Award for Fiction,the writer's notebook A Body of Water, and two novels The Seal Woman and The House in the Light, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Her most recent book, The Bone House, a collection of three long essays on the life of the body and the life of the mind, was published by Giramondo in 2005. 'Farmer uses language arrestingly, and is arrested by it, and imparts this throughout to her reader.' Sara Dowse 'An extraordinarily gifted and original talent' The Age 'Farmer's prose, plangently beautiful and vivid with seashore and season, like poetry, invites dipping into and savouring again and again.' Katharine Engl
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            ISBN 9781925336313
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2017
            Publisher Giramondo Publishing Co
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The First Woman
             

            The First Woman (Hardback)

            By Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $29.59
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            A powerful feminist folktale rooted in Ugandan mythology

            ISBN 9781786077882
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Barefoot on the Wind
              

            Barefoot on the Wind (Paperback)

            By Marriott, Zoe

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            A feminist reworking of Beauty and the Beast from a talented fantasy writer.

            ISBN 9781406333374
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Kristin Lavransdatter, III: The Cross
              

            Kristin Lavransdatter, III: The Cross (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Undset, Sigrid; Notes by Nunnally, Tiina; Introduction by Harbison, Sherrill, Ph.D

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            Kristin Lavransdatter is a story of love, loyalty, and betrayal, set against a richly detailed historical backdrop of fourteenth-century Norway. The Cross (1922) finds Kristin returning with her husband, Erlend, and their sons to her childhood home, Jorundgaard. As the boys grow ...older, Kristin is increasingly worried about their prospects, and she and Erlend become estranged. The most devastating and emotional volume in the trilogy, The Cross chronicles the trials and losses Kristin must bear. Tiina Nunnally's exquisite rendering of this unforgettable novel, both more faithful to the beauty of the original Norwegian and more readable than the existing translation, is the first new English translation of Undset's masterpiece.
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            ISBN 9780141182353
            Released NZ 7 Oct 2010
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Kristin Lavransdatter (Penguin)
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