Author(s): Peter Gossage
Peter Gossage's vibrantly illustrated retelling of the tale of Maui's search for his mother. After being cast into the sea as a baby, Maui grows up being educated by Tama, his uncle, about the Maori gods, nature and the ways of mastering magic. As he gets older he begins to wonder who is mother is and on learning her identity he heads off to search for her.
Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of many published works, including myths such as Hinemoa and Tutanekai and Pania of the Reef. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old and interesting myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter lives in Auckland.