Pasifika Superheroes

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Night of the Dance – Pō o te ‘Ura

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    Koromaūariki had a close relationship with his dad, the legendary superhero, Tinirau. But there was one thing that bothered him. Sometimes Tinirau would wake up in the middle of the night, go outside … and disappear for three days.

    When he came home he’d dance into the house wearing a fresh, colourful and fragrant pandanus seed necklace. What was going on?

    Find out in Night of the DancePō o te Ura, a Cook Islands legend retold by David Riley and translated into Cook Islands Māori by Mareta Tere.

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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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  • 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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  • Tapa of Love – Tapa ō te ‘Inangaro

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    Ina is a Cook Islands heroine and superhero, famous throughout Oceania for her mighty deeds. In this story, Ina faces the biggest challenge of her life. Is it a human-eating giant? No. A tree-crushing cyclone? Kā‘ore. Then it must be an island-flooding tsunami? Not even close. Ina’s biggest challenge was a lot closer to home … and one that almost all of us can relate to.

    Find out in Tapa of Love – a Cook Islands legend retold by David Riley and translated into Cook Islands Māori by Mareta Tere.

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  • The Gifts of Pai and Vau by David Riley

    The Gifts of Pai and Vau

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    Pai and Vau are Nanumea superheroes who created beautiful things in our world. One day a stranger named Tefolaha came to their island. “This is now my island,” he declared and challenged them to a contest. What kind of contest did he dream up? What would Pai and Vau do if they lost? Find out in The Gifts of Pai and Vau, a Nanumea legend retold by David Riley, and translated into Nanumean by Siliga Tala.

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  • The Artist and the Whale

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    Mataginifale is a Niue superhero with a difference. She isn’t known for her super powers, but for her super creativity. One day she had an argument with a whale that tested her thinking skills too. Find out what happened in The Artist and the Whale, a Niue legend retold by David Riley and translated into Vagahau Niue by Elviso Togiamua.
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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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  • 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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