Maui the trickster wants to kw what will happen if he puts out all the fires in his pa. When his people wake they are very angry and Maui must go to the volca to visit Mahuika, the goddess of fire. Peter Gossage's superbly retold stories of Maui are w New Zealand classics.
Peter Gossage is the storyteller and illustrator of many published works, including myths such as Hinemoa and Tutanekai and Pania of the Reef. His distinctive artistic style is loved by adults and children alike, and his retelling of old and interesting myths is done in such a way that they are easily accessible to readers of many ages. Peter lives in Auckland.