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Land of the long white cloud : Maori myths, tales, and legends

Author: Kiri Te Kanawa; Michael Foreman
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of nineteen tales from various Maori tribes of New Zealand about the trickster Maui, the Creation, monsters, birds, animals, and special places.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiri Te Kanawa; Michael Foreman
ISBN: 1559700467 9781559700467
OCLC Number: 21454775
Description: 118 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: The birth of Maui --
Maui and the great fish --
Maui tames the sun --
Kupe's discovery of Aotearoa --
Hinemoa and Tutanekai --
Kahukura and the fairies --
The talking taniwha of Rotorua --
Te Kanawa and the visitors by firelight --
Mataora and Niwareka in the underworld --
The enchanted hunting-ground --
The trees of the forest --
Lake Te Anau --
Hotu-puku --
Putawai --
Rona and the legend of the moon --
Hutu and Pare --
The ground parrot and the albatross --
Kakariki and Kaka --
Maui and the birds.
Responsibility: Kiri Te Kanawa ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.

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A collection of nineteen tales from various Maori tribes of New Zealand about the trickster Maui, the Creation, monsters, birds, animals, and special places.

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