Punga the Goddess of Ugly

Punga the Goddess of Ugly In this richly illustrated Maori folktale Kiri and Maraweia must learn how to dance the haka porperly to ve captured by Punga the goddess of ugly The twins use advice from their grandmother the liz

  • Title: Punga the Goddess of Ugly
  • Author: Deborah Nourse Lattimore
  • ISBN: 9780152928629
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this richly illustrated Maori folktale, Kiri and Maraweia must learn how to dance the haka porperly to ve captured by Punga, the goddess of ugly The twins use advice from their grandmother, the lizard, and the mudfish to outwit Punga.

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    • Camden says:

      I like the story! Folklore, so cool! But I also got a very strong lol white people vibe, like the writer was just like oh cool story I'm gonna make it As Maori As Possible like hey kids did you know this story is from A Different Culture?Also the illustrations were SUPER busy, like to the point of distraction and I know the author meant for there to be all these educational easter eggs and I respect that but like, I had to find the words on the page. Too noisy. I'm wondering if that busy illustr [...]

    • Jean-Marie says:

      This was a great book to complement our history lesson on the Pacific Ocean Islands. After we read it we googled "Maori" and "Maori haka" and learned so much about the native people - the Maori - who arrived in New Zealand around 800 AD and their customs. Very interesting!

    • Blair says:

      this is book is an awesome book about, i think a myth, from the maori. it is a book about sisters and what is the diffidence between ugly and beautye illustrations are great.

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