The seven stars of Matariki / by Toni Rolleston-Cummins ; illustrated by Nikki Slade-Robinson.

By: Rolleston-Cummins, Toni [author.]
Contributor(s): Slade-Robinson, Nikki, 1968- [author,, illustrator.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Wellington, N.Z. : Huia, 2008Description: 25 p. : col. ill. ; 21 x 30 cmISBN: 9781869693275Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Children's picture books | New Year -- New Zealand -- Children's picture books | Matariki -- Children's picture booksGenre/Form: Adventure stories. | Children's stories, New Zealand. | Picture books for children. DDC classification: NZ823.3 Action note: NSL Angela Morton Collection record. Retain bibliographic description. Do not merge attached North Shore items or delete this record.Summary: When Mitai's seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful wahine, Mitai seeks advice and learns that the women are patupaiarehe and must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, who places them in the far away heavens. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows them to shine in the Eastern sky. A contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that celebrates Matariki. Brief factual information about Matariki.
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Picture story book for children.

Published simultaneously in Maaori.

When Mitai's seven handsome brothers are bewitched by seven beautiful wahine, Mitai seeks advice and learns that the women are patupaiarehe and must be cast far away. They are given to Urutengangana, the god of the stars, who places them in the far away heavens. Yet once a year, at winter solstice, he allows them to shine in the Eastern sky. A contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that celebrates Matariki. Brief factual information about Matariki.

Suggested level: junior, primary.

NSL Angela Morton Collection record. Retain bibliographic description. Do not merge attached North Shore items or delete this record.

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