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In the beginning


5.0 (1 review)

In the beginning – Retold by Peter Gossage

“In the beginning were Rangi the father and Papa the mother. This is the story of how light came to Aotearoa”.

A retelling of the Māori creation story in which the children of Ranginui and Papatūānuku, tired of living in the dark, force their parents apart and allow light into Aotearoa.


Suggested level: Junior, Primary.

Format: This book is a Paper back.

Language: This book is written in English.

(The te reo Māori version of this book is available here).

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1 review for In the beginning

  1. Cath

    This book is a fundamental resource in any centre or school. It should be standard issue!
    Clear, simple text outlining the seperation of Rangi and Papa, and the jobs of their children, Ngā Atua.
    If you only have one kaupapa Māori book, it should be this! A taonga.

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