Kids’ Club Review by Nashe: How Māui slowed the sun

How Māui slowed the sunHow Māui slowed the sun, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

Maui and his brothers get flax they weaved in the night they walked to the suns pit Maui and his brothers build a wall then they hid behind it they you ed the ropes Maui ” said don’t trow the ropes when I say so then they trow the rope the end

3 stars

Reviewed by Nashe from Tawa and , 9 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Micah: Maui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of Aotearoa

Maui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of AotearoaMaui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of Aotearoa, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

I think that book is pretty good.
My favourite bit was probably How Maui found the secret of fire – especially when he kept telling lies to his aunty. I reckon he was pretty tricksy. I liked it how he amazed the people of his village by making the fire. I also felt pretty sorry for his aunty, losing all her fire-nails.
I like the way the books has more than just one story – but is a whole collection.
I liked the pictures as well.

3 stars

Reviewed by Micah from Johnsonville and West Park School , 8 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Charlotte Bailey: Maui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of Aotearoa

Maui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of AotearoaMaui and other Māori legends : 8 classic tales of Aotearoa, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

It was a good book because when Maui got into the boat at the bottom his brothers didn’t notice because they wanted Maui to not come. He surprised them and made them go to a different place to fish. When he got to the place where he wanted to fish his brothers fell asleep.
My favourite legend was Pania of the Reef because she went back to land and had a baby. I also like the bit when Maui got the magic jawbone from his Grandfather.
I think this book would be good for 6 year olds and up.

5 stars

Reviewed by Charlotte Bailey from Johnsonville and West Park School , 6 years old

Kids’ Club Review by Caitlin: The fish of Maui

The fish of MauiThe fish of Maui, by Peter Gossage (1946-)

I think Maui is a real trickster. I like it when Maui pops out and scares his brothers. I would recommend it to people from another country wanting to learn more about Maori traditions.

2 stars

Reviewed by Caitlin from Cummings Park and Ngaio School , 7 years old