Te Kuia me te pūngāwerewere – The Kuia and the spider
Te Kuia me te pūngāwerewere – The Kuia and the spider – by Patricia Grace, ngā pikitia nā Robyn Kahukiwa, nā Hirini Melbourne I whakamāori
Tera tetahi kuia ko tana mahi
he raranga whariki, raranga kete hoki.
I te koko o tona kihini e noho ana he pungawerewere
ko tana mahi he hanga whare tukutuku.
Once there was a kuia who made mats and baskets
In the corner of her kitchen lived a spider who made webs.
A bilingual Māori and English edition of Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa’s award-winning picture book. The story about two old friends bickering over whose weaving is best has become a New Zealand classic.
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: The Kuia and the spider
About the Author
Patricia Grace (Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa) is a major New Zealand novelist, short story writer and children’s writer. She began writing early, whilst teaching and raising her family of seven children. Her children’s story The Kuia and the Spider won the New Zealand Picture Book of the Year in 1982.
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