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Matariki Around the World: a Cluster of Stars, a Cluster of Stories


Main Details

Title Matariki Around the World: a Cluster of Stars, a Cluster of Stories
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Miriama Kamo
By (author) Rangi Matamua
Illustrated by Isobel Joy Te Aho-White
Physical Properties
Category/GenreJune Titles for Middle Readers
June Fiction for Middle Readers
ISBN/Barcode 9781775437420
Children / Juvenile
Illustrations Colour Illustrations

Publishing Details

Publisher Scholastic New Zealand Limited
Imprint Scholastic New Zealand
Publication Date 1 June 2022
Publication Country New Zealand


A fascinating look at Matariki in New Zealand and around the world The Matariki constellation (or Pleiades) is known by many different names and is seen and celebrated by many cultures around the world. This beautifully illustrated book features 18 stories: 9 of which highlight the Maori Matariki stars, while the others reference the stories about this constellation from different cultures, from the Pacific Islands to the Americas, Europe and Africa. This beautifully illustrated collection of Matariki stories will be a resource to treasure in homes, schools and libraries across Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider world.