Battle of the mountains – Te pakanga a ngā maunga
Battle of the mountains – Te pakanga a ngā maunga – written & illustrated by Peter Gossage, nā Hēni Jacob i whakamāori
Gossage’s classic retelling of the Māori myth of Mt Taranaki, Mt Tauhara and Mt Pūtauaki is now available in a bilingual Māori-English edition.
Me pakanga a Tongariro ki ētahi atu maunga kaha e toru, ki a Taranaki, ki a Tauhara, ki a Pūtauaki, mō tana wahine mō Pihanga te take. Koia nei te paki o tāna pana i a rātou tokotoru ki ngā wāhi e tū nei rātou i ēnei rā.
He tauira kei muri o te pukapuka e hanga ai koe i au ake maunga. Mau ano e whakahaere tau ake pakanga a ngā maunga!
He putanga reo Māori–reo Pākehā o tēnei tino pakiwaitara o Aotearoa.
Tongariro is forced to battle three strong mountains, Taranaki, Tauhara and Pūtauaki, to keep his wife, Pihanga, safe from them. This is the story of how he successfully banishes them to the positions where they stand today.
Format: This book is a Paper back.
Language: This book is written in both English and Te reo Māori (Bilingual).
The English only version is available here: Battle of the mountains
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:
Pania of the reef
How Maui slowed the sun Also available is the bilingual version Te hopu a Māui i a Te Rā – How Māui slowed the sun
Also available is a collection of stories in one book: Maui & other Māori legends