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The giant of Lake Wakatipu

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The giant of Lake Wakatipu – retold & illustrated by Peter Gossage

When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.

While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit?

This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand’s great lakes came to be.

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

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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