Goddard, Ripeka Takotowai,

Tuna and Hiriwa / Ripeka Takotowai Goddard ; illustrated by Kimberly Andrews. - 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm

Picture story book for children.

"This picture book tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river. Tuna is in awe of a nymph that glows and dances along the riverbank of the Rangitīkei in the moonlight. Night after night he meets the nymph and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take the nymph's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight again. This legend-like story weaves a tale about why eels are seldom caught when the moon is full"--Publisher information.

Junior National Library of New Zealand.

9781775502272 1775502279

Eels--Children's picture books.
Pukapuka whakaahua.
Kōrero paki mā ngā tamariki

Rangitikei River (N.Z.)--Children's picture books.
Moon--Children's picture books.

Children's stories, New Zealand.
Children's stories, Māori.
Picture books for children.


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