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Maori Tales of Long Ago

Maori Tales of Long Ago (Hardback, Facsimile edition)

By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Paterson, A. S.

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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ISBN 9781869662608
Published AU 1 Feb 2010
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Hardback, Facsimile edition
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ISBN-13 9781869662608
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 1 Feb 2010
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback, Facsimile edition
Edition Facsimile edition
Author(s) By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Paterson, A. S.
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Myths & Legends
Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 248mm
Dewey Code 398.20993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile