Māui – Sun Catcher (Māui – Te Kaihao i te Rā)

In this modern retelling of the beloved myth, Māui is a schoolboy who lives with his mother and four older brothers in a city where the day is never long enough to get things done.

Māui grasps the mantle:
Mum, I’m gonna catch that Sun for you.
That Sun who’s always on the run.

With their woven flax net, the brothers drive to the pit where the Sun lives, and make their play to slow the day.

Written by Tim Tipene, translated by Rob Ruha and illustrated by Zak Waipara


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This bilingual book – in English and Māori – brings Māui into the 21st century in a fun and colourful retelling and is the first in the international Indigenous Voices series from Oratia Books. Published originally in hardback in 2016 and reprinted in 2019, Māui – Sun Catcher/Te Kaihao i te Rā is now available in a quality paperback edition.

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Tim Tipene authorFind out more about award-winning author Tim Tipene on his author profile.

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Dimensions27 × 21 cm

Softcover edition

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Oratia Books

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