TE HῙNGA AKE A MĀUI I TE IKA WHENUA (PŪRĀKAU O AOTEAROA #1)
Ko tēnei te tino o ngā pūrākau hī ika katoa!
The legend of Māui has been reinvented for a whole new generation of Kiwi children in How Māui Fished Up the North Island (Upstart Press) the first title in the ‘Tales of Aotearoa’ series. Who better to do that than Donovan Bixley, one of the country’s best-loved illustrators of children’s books?
In this fresh retelling, Donovan applies his unique twists and trademark humour to this much-treasured story. Māui is reimagined as a cheeky younger brother, on the type of hilarious fishing trip with the whanau that will be familiar to many Kiwi youngsters. Underneath the fun, is a real desire to honour the cultural significance and importance of Māui. Donovan worked under the guidance of Dr Darryn Joseph, who also translated the te reo edition, along with Keri Opai.
"Te mutunga kē mai o te ātaahua! I pānui tahi mātou ko aku tamariki i tēnei pukapuka. Mīharo te rerehua o ngā pikitia, te rerehua anō hoki o ngā korero mō tō tātou tuahangata, mō Māui!" - Scotty Morrison.
This is the te reo Māori edition. Also available in english as How Māui Fished up the North Island.
Series: Pūrākau o Aotearoa pukapuka #1/Tales of Aotearoa Book #1
Imprint: Upstart Press
Publication Date: August 2018
Dimensions: 210mm x 280mm
No. Of Pages: 24 pages