A beautiful collection of artist Peter Gossage's beloved Māori legend and myths, in one stunning volume. The perfect introduction to te Ao Māori.
The treasury includes:
How Māui Found his Mother
How Māui Found his Father and the Magic Jawbone
The Fish of Māui
How Māui Slowed the Sun
How Māui Found the Secret of Fire
How Māui Defied the Goddess of Death
Battle of the Mountains
Pania of the Reef
Peter Gossage’s memorable retellings of Māori oral myths have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations. Their dramatic and distinctive illustrations with minimal yet evocative language form a powerful combination, and each has earned its place among the beloved classics of Māori literature, an ideal gift for Matariki.
These are exciting, magical tales of adventure and intrigue. Several feature the remarkable culture hero Māui – 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 Māui, discovering the secret of fire and his attempt to trick the goddess of death and become immortal.