Atua - Gavin Bishop
2022 New Zealand Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
*** Margaret Mahy Book of the Year ***
*** ELSIE LOCKE AWARD FOR NON-FICTION ***
*** RUSSELL CLARK AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION ***
Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori people of Aotearoa in this breathtaking, large-scale illustrated book for children.
Before the beginning there was nothing.
No sound, no air, no colour – nothing.
TE KORE, NOTHING.
No one knows how long this nothing lasted because there was no time.
However, in this great nothing there was a sense of waiting.
Something was about to happen.
Meet the gods, demigods and heroes of the Maori world, and explore Aotearoa’s exciting legends from the Creation to the Migration. Fascinating, beautiful and informative, this once-in-a-generation compendium deserves a place on every bookshelf.