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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): Paterson, A. S [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd, 2014Copyright date: ©2014 Edition: Softcover edition.Description: 127 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869664237 :.Uniform titles: Tales. Selections Subject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Tales -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Folklore -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature | Pūrākau | Kōrero paki mā ngā tamarikiDDC classification: 398.208999442
Contents:
Foreword / David Simmons -- How Maui went fishing -- The birth of Maui -- Maui in the underworld -- How light came into the world -- The battle of the birsd -- 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 Maoriland -- The story of Hatupatu and the ogress of the birds -- Tutanekai who played the flute.
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Maori Tales of Long Ago is a fresh facsimile edition of a classic collection of sixteen 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. Now in a new paperback edition, this book faithfully keeps the charming original line drawings by A.S. Paterson, including eight illustrated colour plates. It contains a foreword from David Simmons, a distinguished ethnologist, former assistant director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of several books on Maoritanga.

"Māori tales of long ago is a fresh facsimile edition of a classic collection of 16 stories adapted from Māori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed in two hardback volumes, Māori tales of long ago (1957) and Wonder tales of Māoriland (1948). Best-sellers of their time, they gave a generation of New Zealand children a lyrical introduction to the world of Māori 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. Now in a new paperback edition, this book faithfully keeps the charming original drawings by A.S. Paterson, including eight colour plates. It contains a foreword from David Simmons, a distinguished ethnologist, former assistant director of the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and author of several books on Maoritanga"--Publisher's information.

Foreword / David Simmons -- How Maui went fishing -- The birth of Maui -- Maui in the underworld -- How light came into the world -- The battle of the birsd -- 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 Maoriland -- The story of Hatupatu and the ogress of the birds -- Tutanekai who played the flute.

Primary, intermediate.