• Battle of the Mountains
    Battle of the Mountains
    Tongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains, Taranaki, Tauhara and Putauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to the positions where they stand today.


    ISBN: 9780143505631
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Picture Flat
    Price: $19.99
  • Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    Giant of Lake Wakatipu
    When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.
    While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit?
    This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand's great lakes came to be.

    ISBN: 9780143772088
    Publication date: 27/11/2017
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Gossage, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Maori Myth and Legend Traditional Stories
    Maori Myth and Legend Traditional Stories
    The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend - many of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic, bestselling book. Written with the general reader in mind, the stories range from the creation of the world and the coming of life, death and knowledge. They incorporate the great god Tane, Maui who tamed the sun, the woman on the moon, monsters, fairies, wondrous birds and moving mountains.

    ISBN: 9780143565475
    Publication date: 27/06/2011
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Reed, A.W.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Maori Myths and Legendary Tales
    Maori Myths and Legendary Tales
    This book was first published in 1946 as Myths and Legends of Maoriland, and subsequently reprinted four times before the second edition was published in 1958, followed by the third edition in 1961. It went on to become one of New Zealand's most recognised books of the genre, winning an Esther Glen medal for the best children's book in 1947, and enjoyed considerable popularity in London, New York and Australia. This new edition retains the work of illustrator Dennis Turner and is presented with a stunning new cover based on the 'Rangi and Papa' mural, by highly acclaimed artist Cliff Whiting, which now hangs in the Beehive in Wellington.

    ISBN: 9781877246104
    Publication date: 01/07/1999
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Reed, A.W.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Maui's Taonga Tales
    Maui's Taonga Tales
    Aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book's lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations. The book's pukorero, or story teller, is Maui, the great Pacific hero and trickster. The stories are from both long ago and recent times and have been chosen in consultation with Te Papa's matauranga Maori curators and the relevant iwi. They range from how Ruhia's kaitaka, or cloak, saved the life of a young boy and why the band Herbs wrote a song about nuclear testing in the Pacific to Huria Matenga and the Shipwreck, Rata and the Children of Tane, Willie Apiata and the Tough Decision, Hinemoa and Tutanekai, Te Paea and the Ghost Waka, Kahe's Epic Swim, Heni and the Battle of Gate Pa, Kupe and the Giant Wheke, and Tane and the Kete of Knowledge. Each story is told via illustrations created by young Maori artists; some have illustrated stories from their own iwi. The book is linked to the TV series He Paki Taonga i a Maui, funded by Te Mangai Paho.

    ISBN: 9780995113626
    Publication date: 14/11/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Brechin-Smith, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Traditional Maori Legends
    Traditional Maori Legends
    Nga Tai Korero means 'the currents of speech', a reference to the Maori tradition of oral storytelling. In this colourful book, Warren Pohatu retells in simple form fourteen Maori stories and myths that have been passed down over centuries - including old favourites like 'Maui and the Fish', 'Paikea and the Whale', 'Tutanekai and Hinemoa', 'Ngatoroirangi', 'Rona and the Moon', and 'Maui and the Sun'. All the stories are accompanied by Pohatu's vivid double-page illustrations.

    ISBN: 9780143503330
    Publication date: 30/06/2008
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Pohatu, Warren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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