Title: Māui – Sun Catcher
Author: Tim Tipene
Illustrator: Zak Waipara
Translator: Rob Ruha
Specs: 270 x 210 mm portrait, HB, 32 pp, colour
Publishing: 8 November 2016
In this modern retelling of the beloved myth, Māui is a schoolboy who lives with his mother and four older brothers in a city where the day is never long enough to get things done.
Māui grasps the mantle:
Mum, I’m gonna catch that Sun for you.
That Sun who’s always on the run.
With their woven flax net, the brothers drive to the pit where the Sun lives, and make their play to slow the day.
This bilingual book– in English and Māori – brings Māui into the 21st century in a fun and colourful retelling – the first in the international Indigenous Voices series.