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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, FME)

            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
            Availability
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            A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth

            A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth (Paperback)

            By Soundar, Chitra; Illustrated by Krishnaswamy, Uma

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            More funny, clever trickster tales from India. Prince Veera's great-uncle, Raja Apoorva, invites the prince and his best friend, Suku, to the summer festival in Peetalpur, where they participate in some of the competitions. Can they make the peahen sing, though peahens can't sing...? Or win the painting competition, or even defeat the country's champion wrestler? The boys face each challenge with great wit and wisdom. Back at the palace, they are faced with more challenges. Raja Apoorva enjoys puzzles and presents several to the boys: who was the intruder who dared to pull the Raja's beard? How can the journey to the seaside be shortened? And at court it's Prince Veera and Suku who will decide which neighbour owns the tree that produces the wonderful figs for the palace, as well as solve the mysteries of the holy man and the astronomer. Four stories packed with clever and amusing tricks and puzzles which will delight children from 6 to 8 - and well beyond.
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            ISBN 9781406398137
            Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age 6-9 years
            Series Stories from India
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            The Clay Woman
              

            The Clay Woman (Paperback)

            By Hall, Xoe

            • RRP: $22.00
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            Tane Mahuta created the many wonders of nature that surround us today, but humanlife eludes him. As he sculpts the form of a woman from the scared red earth of Papatuanuku, Tane Mahuta can't begin to imagine what he is about to discover and all the beauty it beholds...

            ISBN 9780473422509
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            How Maui Fished Up the North Island: Tales of Aotearoa
             

            How Maui Fished Up the North Island: Tales of Aotearoa (Hardback)

            Illustrated by Bixley, Donovan

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            Retelling of a traditional legend of how Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand when he sneaks onto his brothers' canoe after they have refused to take him fishing.

            ISBN 9781988516240
            Published NZ 16 Aug 2018
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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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)

            Edited by Brechin-Smith, David; Illustrated by Arapere, Reweti; Brightwell, Ariki; Goodyer, Te Hana; Grace-Smith, Miriama

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            JOIN MAUI AS HE SHARES STORIES FOR TAMARIKI BASED ON TAONGA FROM THE TE PAPA COLLECTION

            ISBN 9780995113626
            Published NZ 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age Children
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            Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends
             

            Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rikihana Hyland, Queenie; Illustrated by Puru, Patrick

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            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.
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            ISBN 9780143504511
            Published NZ 31 May 2010
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children
            Availability
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            A Tale Dark and Grimm
             

            A Tale Dark and Grimm (Paperback)

            By Gidwitz, Adam

            • RRP: $21.99
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            • Pub Date
              2 Feb 22

            Warlocks with dark spells, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with ovens retrofitted for cooking children lurk within these pages. This title tells the story of Hansel and Gretel.

            ISBN 9781783440870
            Released NZ 2 Feb 2022
            Publisher Andersen Press Ltd
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Grimm Series
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            The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms: Book 4

            The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms: Book 4 (Paperback)

            By Colfer, Chris

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            The 4th book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series by Chris Colfer

            ISBN 9780349124407
            Released NZ 14 Jun 2016
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series The Land of Stories
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            The Runaway Dinner
             

            The Runaway Dinner (Paperback, New edition)

            By Ahlberg, Allan; Illustrated by Ingman, Bruce

            • RRP: $19.40
            • $19.40
            • Internationally sourced

            Banjo is about to tuck into his sausage when it jumps right up off the plate and runs away. But the sausage - whose name is Melvin - isn't alone. He's followed by the fork, the knife, the table, the French fries and even the peas. And so the chase begins. Will Banjo ever catch up... with his runaway dinner?
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            ISBN 9781406305494
            Publisher Walker Books
            Interest Age 0-5 years
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            Pegasus and the New Olympians: Book 3

            Pegasus and the New Olympians: Book 3 (Paperback)

            By O'Hearn, Kate

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            Mythology and reality collide in a breathtaking new Pegasus adventure.

            ISBN 9781444907513
            Released NZ 14 Feb 2012
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age 9-11 years
            Series Pegasus
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