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Mariri the Flying Man

Mariri the Flying Man.

retold by Maria Samuela

When Mariri, a great explorer, realises his homeland of ‘Avaiki has become overcrowded, he and his warriors set off to find a new home for their people. This traditional tale, featuring rich literary language, describes their discovery of an island (now called Atiu) and Mariri’s subsequent, extraordinary plan for getting back to ‘Avaiki to bring his wife to the island.

Series: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Colour wheel level: Gold

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 3

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Atiu, ʻAvaiki, Cook Islands, courage, cultural heritage, ingenuity, Enuamanu, exploration, flight, flying, legend, Mariri, navigation, Pacific, potipoti, rakoa bird, traditional story, traditional tale

In: Junior Journal 60, Level 2, 2020

Publication date: January 2020

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