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Wonder Tales of Maoriland
by A W Reed
illustrated by A S Paterson

The book takes the child right into the lives of a Maori boy & girl, so that everyday life in a Maori village in pre-pakeha days is clearly portrayed. Popo, the genial old Maori story-teller, then recounts some of his favourite age-old stories to his young friends. The artist, A S Paterson, brings life & colour into the stories & the many illustrations will be treasured by every child


A classic collection of stories adapted from Maori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed during the late 1940s Best-seller of its time, it gave a generation of New Zealand children a lyrical introduction to the world of Maori mythology. In each story, a myth is narrated & brought to life by genial old Popo, the village storyteller & friend of the chief's son & daughter, Rata & Hine

Reveals the story of Rata and his encounter with the spirits of the forest. fine representations of forest birds

Popo was the genial, old story teller in a Maori seaside village. He was a friend to all the children, and especially Rata and Hine, son and daughter of the chief

Published 1973

122 pages
25.5 x 19.5cm
Hard bound

Good condition. Cover lightly worn. Name of original owner on first page

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