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Myths and legends of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific islands.

by World Book, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Famous myths and legends of the world: Publisher: Chicago : World Book, a Scott Fetzer company, [2015]Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780716626299 :; 0716626292; 9780716626251 (set); 071662625X (set).Title notes: $29.99 12-2016 (db)Subject(s): Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- Juvenile literature | Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Mythology, Maori -- Juvenile literature | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Mythology, Polynesian -- Juvenile literature | Polynesians -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Aboriginal Australians | Maori (New Zealand people) | Mythology, Aboriginal Australian | Mythology, Maori | Mythology, Polynesian | Polynesians | Australia -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | New Zealand -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Islands of the Pacific -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature | Australia | New Zealand | Pacific Ocean -- Islands of the Pacific | Folklore | Juvenile works
Contents:
Introduction -- Marmoo and Baiame -- The world of the Aboriginal people -- Rainbow snake -- The world of the Outback -- Alinga and the creation of Uluru -- The world of Uluru -- Earth and sky -- The world of the Maori -- The war god Tumatauenga -- The world of Polynesia -- Maui steals fire -- The world of the Hawaiians -- Pele's anger -- The world of Pele -- Na Areau, the spider god -- The world of the Gilbert Islands -- Laufakanaa -- The world of the Tongans -- The jealous son and his beloved moon -- The world of the Papuans -- The wooden Moai -- The world of Rapa Nui -- Deities of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.
Summary: "Myths and legends from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands. Features include information about the history and culture behind the myths, pronunciations, lists of deities, word glossary, further information, and index"-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
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"Myths and legends from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands. Features include information about the history and culture behind the myths, pronunciations, lists of deities, word glossary, further information, and index"--

Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.

Introduction -- Marmoo and Baiame -- The world of the Aboriginal people -- Rainbow snake -- The world of the Outback -- Alinga and the creation of Uluru -- The world of Uluru -- Earth and sky -- The world of the Maori -- The war god Tumatauenga -- The world of Polynesia -- Maui steals fire -- The world of the Hawaiians -- Pele's anger -- The world of Pele -- Na Areau, the spider god -- The world of the Gilbert Islands -- Laufakanaa -- The world of the Tongans -- The jealous son and his beloved moon -- The world of the Papuans -- The wooden Moai -- The world of Rapa Nui -- Deities of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific islands.

"Myths and legends from Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Islands. Features include information about the history and culture behind the myths, pronunciations, lists of deities, word glossary, further information, and index"-- Provided by publisher.

Ages 5-11

$29.99 12-2016 (db)

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