Samoa

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  • Fatu and the Magic Crab

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    Can you think of a story that has interesting and strange characters?
    In this story you’ll read about 10 brothers, a stone girl, a suspicious shark and a magic crab!

    Find out what happened to them in Fatu and the Magic Crab, a bilingual legend from Samoa.

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  • King Kava – Tupu o ‘Ava

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    ‘Ava (kava) is a popular drink in Oceania. People drink ‘ava to celebrate happy moments, welcome visitors, and celebrate achievements. But how did ‘ava come to Samoa?

    Find out in King Kava, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • My Own Paradise – O Lo’u Lava Parataiso

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    Who do you think would win a race between a chicken and a turtle? You’d think the chicken would, right? Well, maybe not!

    Find out what happens when one prideful chicken got taught a lesson in My Own Paradise, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Sina and the Honeyeater – O Sina ma le Segasegāmau’u

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    Sometimes it’s the smallest things that help us the most. That’s what happened to Sina when a tiny Honeyeater bird rescued her family from disaster.

    Find out how in Sina and the Honeyeater, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Tattoo Twins – Le Masaga o Tā Tatau

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    The malu. The pe’a. Samoan tattooing is famous all over the world. But how did the art of tattooing come to Samoa?

    Find out in Tattoo Twins, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • The First Samoans – O Tagata Samoa Muamua

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    Tuli has come down from heaven to explore our planet. But all he finds everywhere is water. Tagaloa creates land for him, but now he’s lonely and doesn’t have anyone to share it with!

    Find out what happens next in The First Sāmoans, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Vaea the Gentle Giant – O Vaea le Sau’ai Agamālū

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    Vaea is one of the most famous giants in Oceania. One day some men came to test Sāmoa to test him out. Vaea knew what to do with these men.

    Find out what happened in Vaea the Gentle Giant, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Hooked

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    There’s lots of different ways to catch fish. You can use a net, a trap, even your hands. Characters in this story used a magic hook to catch more fish than they’d ever seen. That’s when the trouble began. Find out what happens next in Hooked – a Samoan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Samoan by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

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  • Playing With Fire

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    Fire is one of the most precious elements we know. You can cook with it. You can dry things with it. You can even sit around it and tell stories like this one. But how did fire get to Samoa? Find out in Playing With Fire – a Samoan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Samoan by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

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  • Who stole my taro

    Who stole my taro?

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    Taro is one of the most popular foods in Samoa. You can bake it and eat it with palusami. You can boil it and eat it with coconut cream. You can even fry it and make taro chips. But how did taro get to Samoa? Find out in Who stole my taro? – a Samoan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Samoan by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

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  • Dr Donna Rose Addis

    Dr Donna Rose Addis: Samoan Neuroscientist

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    Eight year old Donna comes home from school one day with a book so heavy, she can hardly lift it! “This book is so interesting,” she says to her mum and nanna. “It tells how people invented cool things. Maybe I’ll do something cool too one day.”
    Donna did grow up to do cool things. She’s the first Samoan neuroscientist in history. This pioneering Pasifikan uses her knowledge, creativity, and bravery to help solve problems in our world.
    Find out more in Dr Donna Rose Addis: Samoan Neuroscientist.

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  • La’u Penina Tautele

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    ‘I will always remember the last words my parents said to me before I came here: “Don’t forget who you are.” I’m proud of who I am. I’m proud to be Sāmoan.’

    ‘O le ā ‘ou manatua pea ‘upu mulimuli a oʻu matua iā te aʻu ‘ae ‘ou te leʻi sau i’inei: “Aua neʻi e fa’agaloina oe.” ‘Ou te mitamita lava iā te aʻu. ‘Ou te mitamita ona o a’u o le Sāmoa.’

    In La’u Penina Tautele, 11 young people from Tangaroa College in Ōtara, South Auckland, share how they stay connected to their culture, though they’re far from home.

    The young writers worked with teacher-writer David Riley to select objects that represent who they are as Pacific young people, and to tell stories about them in English and Sāmoan.

    You’ll be inspired to read about how proud these youth are of their identity – it’s a penina tautele to them, a pearl of great price.

     

     

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  • Bryan Williams by David Riley

    Bryan Williams: Pacific Pioneer

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    Bryan Williams – Pacific Pioneer is the inspirational story of one of the first great Pasifikan All Blacks.  Bryan beat his opponents with speed, sidestepping or sometimes just by running over the top of them!  He inspired future generations of Pasifikan All Blacks, like Michael Jones and Jonah Lomu. But Bryan and his All Blacks teammates did something even greater off the field. Something more important than rugby. Something that helped change a whole country.

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  • Roman Reigns Reading All Stars by David Riley

    Roman Reigns

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    Reading All Stars: Roman Reigns tells the inspirational story of one man’s struggle to find success in life, while at the same time battling cancer. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Roman Reigns to inspire young people to believe in themselves … and to keep going, “even when life throws you a curveball.” (Roman Reigns)

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  • Fanene Peter Maivia by David Riley

    Fanene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa

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    Fānene Peter Maivia – O le Atali’i o Samoa, o se tala ofoofogia e fa’atatau i se ali’i Polenisia na avea ma tama ta’uta’ua i le fa’āgatama o le pi’i fa’apolōfesa. O le olaga o Fānene na amata mai i Samoa, ma na ia fa’alauiloa le igoa o Samoa i le lalolagi e ala i le ta’aloga o le pī’iga. O ia o se ulua’i tagata ta’alo iloga na taula’i iai moemitiga ma fa’anaunauga o isi tagata ta’alo i lea lava ta’aloga o le pi’i, e pei o le atali’i o si ona afafine, o Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

     

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  • Reading Legends

    Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa

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    Fanene Peter Maivia – Son of Samoa is the remarkable story of the first Polynesian to become a star of professional wrestling. Fanene’s life began in Samoa and he took Samoa to the world. He was a pioneer who inspired some of the greatest wrestlers the world has known, including his own grandson, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

     

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