Maui’s Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific

$30.00

Maui’s Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific

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Description

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.

Title: Maui’s Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific
ISBN: 9780995113626
Publication date: 14/11/2019
Price: $30.00
Publisher: Te Papa Press
Format: Hardback

Additional information

Dimensions 196 × 257 mm