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  • Hina’s Blessing

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    There are stories about the love of Hina and Sinilau across the Pacific.
    In this one the famous couple get married then celebrate with a canoe race.

    Find out what happened in Hina’s Blessing, a bilingual legend from Tonga.

  • Seketo’a the Protector – Ko Seketo’a koe Malu’í

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    Have you ever had a friend or sibling who was jealous of you and you don’t know why? That’s what happened to Seketo’a. How did he handle it?

    Find out in Seketo’a the Protector, a bilingual Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

  • Tonga’s Shooting Star – Koe Fetu’ufuka ‘o Tongá

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    One day Punga, a scary cannibal, challenged an orphan boy named Muni to a spear throwing contest. If Muni lost, he would also lose his life … and Tonga might have been living in fear of Punga forever!

    Find out what happened in Tonga’s Shooting Star, a bilingual Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

  • Malie is Ma’alahi!

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    Malie was born with deformed feet. Some people might think that’s a disability. Not Malie.

    Find out how his deformed feet became his superpower in Malie is Ma’alahi – ‘Oku Ma‘alahi ‘a Malie!.

    A Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Tongan by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

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  • The Secret Cave – Koe ‘Ana Fakapulipulí

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    Naua was an expert fisherman who found an underwater cave.

    Naua had a feeling his cave would be helpful one day. And so it did.

    Find out what happened in The Secret Cave – Koe ‘Ana Fakapulipulí, a Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Tongan by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

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  • How Tonga Got its Name David Riley Reading Warrior

    How Tonga got its name

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    A Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated into Tongan by Julienne Faletau.

    Maui threw his line and hook into the ocean. He felt the hook catch onto something huge and heavy. “Wow, it’s beautiful!” Maui said. What amazing sight did Maui see in the ocean that day?

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  • Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau

    Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau: Tongan Trailblazer

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    Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau made history when she became New Zealand’s first female vascular surgeon. This trailblazing Tongan is helping bust open doors in health and medicine for young people with Pacific heritage … including her own family!

    Find out more in Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau: Tongan Trailblazer
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  • Kamelia Lino Zarka Wahine Toa by David Riley

    Kamelia Lino Zarka: History-Making Pilot

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    Kamelia Lino Zarka tracks Kamelia’s journey from the Kingdom of Tonga, to the skies of Hawaii. You’ll read how she made history by becoming the first Tongan female to captain a commercial airline. And you’ll be inspired to see how her daughters are following in her high achieving footsteps. The sky is no limit for this Tongan family!

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  • Ko Hoku Fonuá

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    ‘I’ve been to many countries. But there’s nowhere that gives me the same feeling as my fonua, Tonga.’ (Anisi Pulotu)

    Ten Tongan young people worked with teacher-writer David Riley, to bring you this book – Ko Hoku Fonuá. The stories they’ve written demonstrate their immense pride in being Tongan. You’ll read about the importance of family and lotu, their favourite Tongan foods and clothing, their love for Tongan arts like dance and drumming, first trips to Tonga, and of course their admiration for Tongan heroes like Jason Taumalolo! Come and share some of the beauty of Tongan culture with them.

     

     

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  • Rise of the To’a

    Rise of the To’a

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    Rise of the To’a! is a book about the most successful Tongan sports team in history – the national rugby league team. Kau To’a. Mate Ma’a Tonga. MMT. It’s about how they beat New Zealand, Great Britain and Australia in a three year period of awesomeness! How the players overcame personal challenges in their lives to achieve things others thought impossible. How they united the worldwide kingdom of Tonga. And how they inspired people of all ages to dream big.

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  • Jammin with Steven Adams book by David Riley

    Jammin’ with Steven Adams

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    Storylines Notable  Book Award winner 2016!

    Jammin’ with Steven Adams is the award winning amazing story of how a troubled young man from small town New Zealand, achieved his dream of playing in the best basketball competition in the world … the NBA! Learn how you can achieve the impossible through the power of hope.

    “I achieved my goals by working hard on the court … and in the classroom.” (Steven Adams)

     

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  • Tongan Heroes by David Riley

    Tongan Heroes

    $14.95$29.95 + GST

    Tongan Heroes is the third book in the Pasifika Heroes series. It follows We Are the Rock (Niuean) and Samoan Heroes.

    Tongan Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Tongan ancestry. It includes legends like Muni and Kavaoanu; historical figures such as Queen Salote Tupou III and Professor Futa Helu; and contemporary heroes like Manu Vatuvei, Jonah Lomu, The Jets, and Dr Konai Helu Thaman. The book is written to inspire young Tongans, to encourage reading and promote literacy. The book is illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola.

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  • Reading All Stars Steven Adams by David Riley

    Steven Adams

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    Reading All Stars: Steven Adams tells how a young man from Rotorua, New Zealand, became a star in the toughest basketball competition in the world … the NBA! Reading All Stars books are written for people who need support with reading, whatever their age. The text is written in short bites, in simple language and with lots of visual support. Award winning writer and teacher David Riley wrote Steven Adams to inspire Kiwis to dream big!

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