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Illustrated myths and legends of the Pacific

Author: A W Reed; Jenny Cooper
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of traditional stories from the Caroline Islands, the Chatham and Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Britain, New Guinea, New Zealand, Niue, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A W Reed; Jenny Cooper
ISBN: 9780790011721 0790011727
OCLC Number: 174071801
Notes: Text originally published as: Fairy tales from the Pacific Islands / A.W. Reed (Sydney : Literary Productions, 1969).
Description: 159 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Caroline Islands : The mouse who was hungry --
Chatham Islands : The sea monster --
Cook Islands : The gift of the eel god --
Fiji : The giant bird ; The spirit-that-changes-people --
Hawaii : The little people of Hawaii ; The goddess of the volcano --
Marshall Islands : The first sail --
Nauru : Young spider in the sky --
New Britain : The wise brother & the foolish brother --
New Guinea : How the turtle got its shell ; The snake & the cockatoo --
New Zealand : The Sky Father & the Earth Mother ; The sea fairies ; Hinemoa & Tutanekai --
Niue : The woman who was swallowed by a whale --
Palau Islands : The boy who came from the sun egg --
Samoa : The sandpiper & the crab --
Solomon Islands : The foolish canoe paddlers ; Why the moon has a dirty face --
Tahiti : The children who became stars --
Tonga : How Maui brought fire to Tonga --
Vanuatu : Six men who tried to catch a sunbeam.
Other Titles: Myths and legends of the Pacific
Responsibility: A.W. Reed ; illustrated by Jennifer Cooper.

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A collection of traditional stories from the Caroline Islands, the Chatham and Cook Islands, Fiji, Hawaii, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Britain, New Guinea, New Zealand, Niue, Palau Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.

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