The Seven kites of Matariki
The seven kites of Matariki – Written by Calico McClintock & Dominique Ford
A new myth telling how the stars were formed in the Matariki cluster.
It was deep mid-winter and all through the village preparations were being made to farewell the old year and greet the new. For the first time ever, the seventh little sister, Ururangi, was big enough to make her own celebration kite. But when the seven sisters take the finished kites to fly them, the east wind whips them all away into the sky … where they now appear as the stars of Matariki to welcome the Maori new year.
Format: This book is a Paper back.
Language: This book is written in English.
(If you are interested in the reo Māori version of this book, please email me for availability).
Potential themes within this story:
- Matariki/The Maori new year
- Family traditions and celebrations
- Māori Kites
- Natural resources
- Māori myth/story
- Seven (Whitu)
|Dimensions||25 × 24 × 0.5 cm|