The Giant of Lake Wakatipu

The Giant of Lake Wakatipu

By  Peter Gossage

The traditional legend of how Lake Wakatipu was formed, beautifully retold by Peter Gossage.

When Manata goes missing from her village, her people discover that she has been kidnapped by a giant. Her lover, Matakauri, sets off to rescue her, knowing that his people will never be safe until the giant is killed.
While the giant sleeps, Matakauri builds a fire around him. But what will happen when the fire is lit? 
This is a beautiful retelling of the legend of how one of New Zealand's great lakes came to be.

Also by Peter Gossage