How Māui found the secret of fire / Peter Gossage.Material type: TextPublication details: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed, 2005.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 31 cmISBN:
- 1869485750 (paperback)
- 9780143505648 (paperback)
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|Junior Māoritanga||Pātea LibraryPlus Children's||Māoritanga||GOSS (Browse shelf(Opens below))||1||Available||I2073629|
Originally published: Lansdowne-Rigby, 1984.
On a mission to discover how fire is made, Māui visits his Aunty Mahuika. Each time he is given a flame he tells her he has lost it, until he eventually has lost all but one of her flames. In a rage she flings her last flame into a kaikomako tree. Māui takes a piece of hard mahoe wood and rubs it against a branch of the tree, bringing fire for eternity to his people. Suggested level: junior, primary.