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Reed Book of Maori Mythology

By A. W. Reed, Ralph Calman (Revised by)

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Format: Hardback, 550 pages
Published In: New Zealand, 21 July 2004
The Reed Book of Maori Mythology is a new, updated and revised version of A.W. Reed's classic A Treasury of Maori Folklore (1963). These vivid and entertaining stories have been revised by Ross Calman, and can now be enjoyed by a new generation of readers. The book tells the stories of the creation of the universe, of Rangi and Papa and the children of earth and sky, of the demigods Maui and Tawhaki, of supernatural monsters and fairies, and of heroes and lovers. For centuries Maori were isolated from the rest of the Polynesian world - indeed, from the rest of the world - and subsequently developed a remarkably rich, and in many ways unique, mythology. Far from being just entertainment - and the stories are very entertaining - these stories are part of a living, breathing culture. They are part of our heritage, both Maori and Pakeha.

About the Author

Alexander Wyclif (A.W.) Reed wrote over 200 books, mostly on aspects of Maori culture. His scholarship reached its peak with the Treasury of Maori Folklore (1963), the Treasury of Maori Exploration (date) and the Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names (date). He was the nephew of A.H. Reed, who established a family bookselling company in Dunedin in 1907, which went on to become an icon of New Zealand publishing. Ross Calman (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa, Kai Tahu) is the co-author of three Maori translated many publications.

EAN: 9780790009506
ISBN: 0790009501
Publisher: Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Dimensions: 22 x 14.8 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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