Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere/The Kuia and the Spider - Patricia Grace
Who's the best at weaving, the kuia or the spider? They decide to ask their grandchildren . . . Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa's 1981 classic story The Kuia and the Spider returns in a dual reo Maori and English text, with Hirini Melbourne's original translation.
A bilingual Maori and English edition of Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa's award-winning picture book.
Tera tetahi kuia ko tana mahi
he raranga whariki, raranga kete hoki.
I te koko o tona kihini e noho ana he pungawerewere
ko tana mahi he hanga whare tukutuku.
Mai i te putanga i te 1981, kua noho Te Kuia me te Pungawerewere a Patricia Grace raua ko Robyn Kahukiwa hei tino paki turoa no Aotearoa.
Once there was a kuia who made mats and baskets
In the corner of her kitchen lived a spider who made webs.
Since its publication in 1981, Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa’s award-winning story about two old friends bickering over whose weaving is best has become a New Zealand classic.