Tuna and Hiriwa
By Ripeka Takotowai Goddard, illustrated by Kimberly Andrews, published by Huia Publishers.
This picture book tells the story of how the tuna got its silver belly but forever had to live in the dark depths of the river.
Tuna is in awe of a nymph, Hiriwa, who glows and dances along the river bank in the moonlight. Night after night he meets Hiriwa and basks in the moonlight, hoping that he will also glow, but he remains the same. Disappointed, he hatches a plan to take Hiriwa's light. But the moon sees what Tuna does, and in her anger, she prevents Tuna from swimming in her moonlight ever again.
Paperback, 32 page
This is the English language version of Tuna rāua ko Hiriwa (also available for sale).