Taming the Sun: Four Maori Myths
Written and illustrated by well-known children's writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop, Taming the Sun contains four stories - 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 they are exciting and resolved beautifully. Gavin allows the essence of the original myths to remain. 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.
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2005 and NZLIA Children's Book Award Russell Clark Medal 2005.
Gavin Bishop is a renowned children's book author and illustrator. His recent book Weaving Earth and Sky won the non-fiction section and the Book of the Year Award of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003.
Contents include: Maui And The Sun -- Maui And The Big Fish -- Rona And The Moon -- Kahu The Taniwha.