Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends
Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends – By Queenie Rikihana Hyland Illustrated by Patrick Puru
Queenie Rikihana Hyland here brings together a collection of her favourite Māori myths and legends – from the creation and the ever-popular mischief- making of Māui, to the great love stories of Hinemoa and Tūtānekai, and Tūrongo and Māhinārangi. The stories are brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Patrick Puru.
Illustrated Māori Myths and Legends is a stunning addition to any bookshelf, be that of a child or an adult. Experience it as part of a group being read to or read it alone – either way the stories and the illustrations will fascinate, interest and intrigue readers of all ages.
Queenie Rikihana Hyland (Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga, Te Āti Awa ki Waikanae, Ngāti Toarangatira) is a well-known journalist. She lives in Te Horo and works for her Iwi, in local government and as a writer.
Patrick Puru (Te Arawa, Ngā Puhi) was born in and lives in Rotorua. He says his work is a blend of ‘my personal research, Māori identity, life’s inspiration, my love for music and a desire to challenge my artistic abilities’.