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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:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of nineteen tales from various Māori 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: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kiri Te Kanawa; Michael Foreman
ISBN: 1559700467 9781559700467
OCLC Number: 21454775
Description: 118 p. : col. ill. ; 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 --
Legends about lages, rivers and trees. 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 --
Three little bird legends. The ground parrot and the albatross ; Kakariki and Kaka ; Maui and the birds.
Responsibility: [selected by] Kiri Te Kanawa ; illustrated by Michael Foreman.

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

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