Author(s): Peter Gossage
When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.
While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit?
This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand's great lakes came to be.
Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of many published works, including myths such as Pania of the Reef and his popular Maui series. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter currently lives in Auckland.