Māui I Te Ra

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Donovan Bixley re-tells the story of how Maui slowed the journey of the sun through the sky each day! The traditional tale but with Donovan’s unique twist and trademark humour. This is the te reo Māori version, Māui I Te Ra.

About the Authors:

Donovan Bixley is an illustrator and writer based in Taupo. He has numerous bestsellers to his name, including the recent Much Ado About Shakespeare. Donovan created Pussycat, Pussycat (2015), Little Bo Peep(2014), The Wheels on the Bus (2010)and Old Macdonald’s Farm (2011) and The Great Kiwi ABC (2016).

Dr Darryn Joseph is a lecturer in Te Reo at Massey university. He has authored over 23 books; mainly textbooks and chapter books for Māori immersion education. He has won the Huia Short Stories Award for te reo Māori and the LIANZA Librarian Te Kura Pounamu Award for “most distinguished contribution to literature for children and young adults written in Te Reo Māori.

Keri Opai is a life-long educator, teaching Māori language and culture in kōhanga reo (under 5 language nests), primary and secondary school, polytechnic, wānanga (Māori university) and mainstream university as well as community-based organisations. He is a licensed interpreter and hold a Master’s degree in Māori knowledge systems.

Additional information


Darryn Joseph, Donovan Bixley, Keri Opai


Upstart Press




9781988516585, 9781988516837

Publication Date

September 2019


Pūrākau o Aotearoa, Tales of Aotearoa


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