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Pania of the reef

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Pania of the reef – retold and illustrated by Peter Gossage

Pania is a creature of the sea, but she is fascinated by the land. She falls in love with a young chief who tries to make her stay on shore.

This is the legend of how Pania became the reef that today lies off the coast of Napier.

This is just one of the colourful classic Māori myths retold by Peter Gossage, get yours today!

Format: This book is a Paper back.

Language: This book is written in English

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About the Author/ Illustrator:

Peter Gossage was the storyteller and illustrator of more than 20 books for children. His powerful retelling of Māori myths and legends have captivated the children of New Zealand for generations.

Other books available by Peter Gossage include:

I te timatanga  Also available is the bilingual version

I te timatanga – In the beginning

The giant of Lake Wakatipu

Pania of the reef

Rona and the moon

Battle of the mountains Also available is the bilingual version Battle of the mountains -Te pakanga a ngā maunga

How Maui slowed the sun Also available is the bilingual version Te hopu a Māui i a Te Rā – How Māui slowed the sun

The fish of Maui Also available is the bilingual version Te-ika-a-Māui – The fish of Māui

How Maui found his mother 

How Maui found his father & the magic jawbone

How Maui found the secret of fire

How Maui defied the goddess of death

Also available is a collection of stories in one book: Maui & other Māori legends


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