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Pacific Island Legends

"Woodcut illustrations are beautifully rendered and culturally evocative... given the quality and scope of the work, this is an admirable collection." - The School Library Journal

Pacific Island Legends: Tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia is a spell-binding collection of traditional and historical stories from the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia. These stories, adapted from a variety of sources and retold in an easy-reading style, will capture and hold the attention of readers of all ages. Creation myths, myths of origin, adventures of gods and heroes, kings and queens, naughty children, husbands and wives--all illustrate the relationship of the people to the islands, the ocean, and each other.