Taming The Sun: Four Maori Myths

by Gavin Bishop
$16.99

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE NZ

Publication Date: November 14, 2008

ISBN: 9781869790349

Binding: Paperback

Availability: 7-14 Days

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Four classic Maori myths beautifully retold with stunning illustrations by award winner Gavin Bishop.

Taming the Sun contains four stories, including two well-known legends (Maui And The Sun and Maui And The Big Fish) and two less well-known legends (Rona And The Moon and Kahu The Taniwha).

Aimed at children with reading ages 3-7 years, these myths are simply and yet elegantly written. Gavin's characteristic sense of humour is evident in all of the stories; and while each story is exciting and often a little bit scary, they are resolved beautifully. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain while also re-telling them for a new generation of children.

The illustrations are stunning - the different colour palette for each story and the strong mix of techniques create bold and beautiful images that integrate with the words in a powerful and meaningful way. Taming the Sun is an imaginative, fresh and much-needed addition to the picture book genre, which takes traditional myths to a new level. Created by one of New Zealand's most talented and passionate children's book writers and illustrators.

SHORT-LISTED FOR NZ POST CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARDS 2005.