How Māui found the secret of fire / Peter Gossage.

By: Gossage, Peter, 1946-2016 [author,, illustrator.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: Auckland, N.Z. : Puffin, 2012Edition: 3rd edDescription: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cmISBN: 9780143505648 Subject(s): Māori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | Maui (Polynesian deity) -- Folklore -- Children's nonfiction | MāuiDDC classification: 398.208999442 Summary: 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.
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Previously published: North Shore, N.Z. : Puffin, 2008.

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.

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