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Māori tales of long ago / by A.W. Reed ; illustrated by A.S. Paterson ; foreword by David Simmons.

By: Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979.
Contributor(s): Reed, A. W. (Alexander Wyclif), 1908-1979. Wonder tales of Māoriland | Paterson, A. S | Paterson, A. S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, N.Z. : New Holland, 2010Description: 127 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869662608 (hbk.); 9781869662608 (pbk.); 1869662601 (pbk.).Subject(s): Māori -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Tales -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Pūrākau | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Purakau | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Juvenile literature | Tales -- New Zealand -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Legends -- Juvenile literature | PurakauGenre/Form: Folklore -- New Zealand. | Children's nonfiction.DDC classification: 398.20993
Contents:
Foreword -- How Maui went fishing -- The birth of Maui -- Maui in the underworld -- How light came into the world -- The battle of the birds -- How Uenuku became a rainbow -- Maui looks for fire -- How eels were made -- How Tawhaki climbed up to the skyland -- How Maui caught the sun -- How Rata made a great canoe -- How Kae stole the whale -- How Kahukura found the magic net -- How kumaras came to Māoriland -- The story of Hatupatu and the ogress of the birds -- Tutanekai who played the flute -- Endnote.
Maori Tales of Long Ago is a newly published facsimile edition of a classic collection of 16 stories adapted from Maori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed during the late 1940s in two hardback volumes, Maori Tales of Long Ago and Wonder Tales of Maoriland. Best-sellers of their time, they gave a generation of New Zealand children a lyrical introduction to the world of Maori mythology. In each story, a myth is narrated and brought to life by genial old Popo, the village storyteller and friend of the chief's son and daughter, Rata and Hine. This edition faithfully keeps the charming original drawings by A.S. Paterson, including eight colour plates. It contains a new foreword from David Simmons, a distinguished ethnologist, former assistant director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of several books on Maoritanga.
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MAORI TALES OF LONG AGO is a newly published facsimile edition of a classic collection of 16 stories adapted from Maori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed during the late 1940s in two hardback volumes, MAORI TALES OF LONG AGO and WONDER TALES OF MAORILAND. Best-sellers of their time, they gave a generation of New Zealand children a lyrical introduction to the world of Maori mythology. In each story, a myth is narrated and brought to life by genial old Popo, the village storyteller and friend of the chief's son and daughter, Rata and Hine. This edition faithfully keeps the charming original drawings by A.S. Paterson, including eight colour plates. It contains a new foreword from David Simmons, a distinguished ethnologist, former assistant director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of several books on Maoritanga.

Collates all the stories originally published in Wonder tales of Māoriland (1948, 1964) and Māori tales of long ago (1957), by A.W. Reed, with the original illustrations by A.S. Paterson.

Foreword -- How Maui went fishing -- The birth of Maui -- Maui in the underworld -- How light came into the world -- The battle of the birds -- How Uenuku became a rainbow -- Maui looks for fire -- How eels were made -- How Tawhaki climbed up to the skyland -- How Maui caught the sun -- How Rata made a great canoe -- How Kae stole the whale -- How Kahukura found the magic net -- How kumaras came to Māoriland -- The story of Hatupatu and the ogress of the birds -- Tutanekai who played the flute -- Endnote.

Maori Tales of Long Ago is a newly published facsimile edition of a classic collection of 16 stories adapted from Maori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed during the late 1940s in two hardback volumes, Maori Tales of Long Ago and Wonder Tales of Maoriland. Best-sellers of their time, they gave a generation of New Zealand children a lyrical introduction to the world of Maori mythology. In each story, a myth is narrated and brought to life by genial old Popo, the village storyteller and friend of the chief's son and daughter, Rata and Hine. This edition faithfully keeps the charming original drawings by A.S. Paterson, including eight colour plates. It contains a new foreword from David Simmons, a distinguished ethnologist, former assistant director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of several books on Maoritanga.

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