Paperback, 132 pages, 240mm x 218mm landscape
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.
“Malo ‘aupito. Fakalotolahi atu he ngaue lelei oku mou fai kihe fanau ke nau ako mo ‘ilo lahi kihee mahu’inga ‘oe lea moe ulungaanga fakafonua ‘o Tonga. Fakalotolai foki ke ako mo ilo kihe kakai ‘iloa mo faifa’itaki’aanga lelei ‘i Tinga hange ko Queen Salote me ha’a Tu’i ‘o Tonga.” Sonasi Samita
“Thank you for the great work that you do for the children so they could learn about their culture and understand the importance of their language. Please continue to encourage them to learn about great Tongan role models like Queen Salote and other members of the Royal family. Love and blessings to all of you.” Sonasi Samita