The Fish of Maui
The Fish of Maui by Peter Gossage retells the story of Maui and his jealous brothers, who don’t want him to come fishing with them. However Maui is cleverer than they are, and one day not only does he trick them, but he catches the best fish of all – Aotearoa New Zealand. Simply told with vivid illustrations, this traditional classic is an instant favorite with children.
Based on the traditional Maori legend of Te Ika a Maui; how Maui caught the Great Fish that is the North Island of New Zealand.
Peter Gossage’s superbly retold stories of Maui are now New Zealand classics. The legends surrounding Maui are told in their many forms all over New Zealand and even across the Pacific. Find more of his stories in Wellington Museum and at Space Place.
Author: Peter Gossage
Illustrator: Peter Gossage
Suggested level: 5-9 years old
This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.