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Maori Tales of Long Ago

Maori Tales of Long Ago (Paperback)

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

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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.
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ISBN 9781869664237
Published AU 14 Apr 2014
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869664237
Stock Available
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Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 14 Apr 2014
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Reed, A. W.
Illustrated by Paterson, A. S.
Category Fairy Tales, Fables & Traditional Stories
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 248mm
Dewey Code 398.208999442
Weight 384g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile