The battle of Kupe and Te Wheke: A Maori Tale

The battle of Kupe and Te Wheke: A Maori Tale : Band 13/Topaz

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Find out all about how New Zealand was made in this traditional Mauri creation story. As the heroic Kupe and mythical octopus, Te Wheke, battle it out on the open seas, it's impossible to tell who'll be victorious. As the drama builds in this legend of good over evil, a new land is created, and the fascinating ancient Mauri culture is explored.

Topaz/Band 13 books offer longer and more demanding reads for children to investigate and evaluate.

Text type: A traditional tale from another culture

Curriculum links: English: fairy stories, myths and legends; books from other cultures and traditions

This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.

  • For ages: 6+
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 148 x 210 x 2mm | 80g
  • Publication date: 01 Apr 2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Imprint: COLLINS
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 0008147167
  • ISBN13: 9780008147167
  • Bestsellers rank: 410,402

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