Traditional Maori Stories: volume 1

Traditional Maori Stories: volume 1 : Taniwha, Giants and Supernatural Creatures

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For centuries Maori were isolated from the rest of the Polynesian world and subsequently developed a remarkably rich and unique mythology. These stories are not just entertaining; they are a part of every New Zealander's cultural heritage. This book - volume 1 of a series dedicated to Maori stories - contains traditional stories of taniwha and supernatural guardians, monsters, giants, ogres and ogresses and fairy-folk of the forest.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 12.7mm | 136.08g
  • Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour illustrations
  • 0143009699
  • 9780143009696

About A.W. Reed

Alexander Wyclif (A.W.) Reed wrote over 200 books, mostly on aspects of Maori culture. His scholarship reached its peak with the Treasury of Maori Folklore (1963; revised edition 2004), the Treasury of Maori Exploration (1977; revised edition 2006) and the Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names (1975; revised edition 2002). He was the nephew of A.H. Reed, who established a family bookselling company in Dunedin in 1907 which went on to become an icon of New Zealand publishing. Ross Calman (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Kai Tahu) is the co-author of three Maori language dictionaries and author of a book for children, The Treaty of Waitangi (2003). He had edited and translated many publications.
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