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Maui's Taonga Tales
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* Another high quality children's book from Te Papa Press * Helps build te reo skills * Shares valuable knowledge about taonga * Promotes understanding of matauranga Maori * An ideal education resource * Engaging and rich design * Fills a gap in the market for more books with a strong te reo element * A companion edition fully in te reo Maori also available * Young readers will love the cool illustration style and modern-day language

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The books evolved out of an animated television series, made by production company Production Shed, which started airing on Maori TV in late September. The stories were developed by former Te Papa Senior Writer and He Paki Taonga i a Maui co-producer David Brechin-Smith and Te Papa Te Reo Writer,Ranea Aperahama, with the help of writers Victoria Cleal, Matthew Grainger, Frances Samuel and Jen Craddock and translator Stephanie Tibble. The tales were illustrated by Munro Te Whata, Te Hana Goodyer, Izzy Joy Te Aho-White, Huriana Kopeke-Te Aho, Josh Morgan, Miriama Grace-Smith, Ariki Brightwell, and Reweti Arapere.

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'Fully and exclusively written in te reo Maori and aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book's lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand's famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations' - Tomorrow's Schools Today; 'A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific ...These tales of great bravery, compassion, sacrifice, and love...told through a Maori lens are ones for all of us to share and enhance our knowledge about New Zealand's past which has shaped us as a nation...Maui's Taonga Tales: A Treasury of Stories from Aotearoa and the Pacific is beautifully illustrated by eight young Maori artists...it is a very special book for children 7 years up and well worth adding to the family bookshelf' - Grownups; 'This work is for everybody. A powerful piece of publication. Don't miss it.' - Bobs Book Blog; 'Every so often, far less frequently than you would hope, a book is released that immediately makes your heart sing. A book that upon just seeing the cover makes it clear it's important and precious. A taonga. Maui's Taonga Tales, and its te reo Maori companion He Paki Taonga i a Maui, is one such book.' - NZ Booklovers.

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