How Maui Defied the Goddess of Death

Author(s): Peter Gossage

Myths & Legends

Maui wonders what it would be like to live forever. He enters the Goddess of Death and discovers stars, heavens and the gods. Missing his people, he is sent home by the highest god, Rehua, who gives him the special gift of being able to transform himself.


Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780143505624
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Puffin
  • : November 2012
  • : 295x210mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : NE
  • : Peter Gossage
  • : english
  • : Peter Gossage