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Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends


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A collection of favourite Maori myths and legends.

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.

Illustrated Maori Myths and Legends is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult. Experience it as part of a group being read to or read it alone - either way the stories and the illustrations will fascinate, interest and intrigue readers of all ages.
Myths include:
The Creation
Maui the Demi-God
Maui's Birth
Maui Meets his Father
Maui Tames the Sun
How Maui fished up Aotearoa
How Maui Stole Fire From Mahuika
The Death of Maui
Tautini-awhitia's Journey in the Seedpod Canoe
Ao-kehu and the Ogre of the Matau
Te Kapo the Taniwha
Patupaiarehe The Fairy People
Te Kanawa Encounters the Patupaiarehe
Tawhaitu is Abducted by Whanawhana
How Kahukura Learnt Netmaking From the Fairies
Hinemoa and Tutanekai
Turongo and Mahinarangi
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780143504511

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