Land of the Long White Cloud: Māori Myths, Tales and Legends [USED]
This is a used copy of Land of the Long White Cloud: Māori Myths, Tales and Legends by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. It is a hardcover book with a dust jacket in good condition. The dust jacket has been covered in a non-adhesive PVC to protect it from damage.
The Polynesian sailors who discovered New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud - brought with them their spirit of adventure, the kumara or sweet potato, and a treasure-store of myths, poems and chants. The kumara flourished there as did their skill and artistry in storytelling. The ancient myths and legends of New Zealand are a living heritage and as essential to the well-being of life today as they were over a thousand years ago.
In this book Dame Kiri Te Kanawa recalls her personal selection of the tales she remembers most vividly from her childhood, and which she in turn has recounted to her own children. In making this book she collaborated with artist Michael Foreman who shared her love of storytelling.