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Lani Wendt Young Books

Mata Lulu - Ebook

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A collection of fun, fearsome and fanciful stories from Samoa for children. Recommended for Ages 8 to 12 (and for the child in all of us!)

Ten stories inspired by our Samoan legends and mythology, from rich memories of a childhood growing up in Samoa, the fagogo of our elders, and woven with the uniqueness of life in contemporary Samoa today. Some funny, some scary, some based on historical events, some tender and beautiful stories of the strength and alofa found in aiga - and all with Lani's characteristic creative flair and award-winning writing style that gave you the international bestseller TELESA. With illustrations and additional writing by youth artist Bella Young.

All the stories are written in English, but they also have common Samoan language words and phrases scattered throughout, with a clear context so even non-Samoan speaking readers will be able to understand them. And learn some new Samoan words along the way! Kids won’t want to put these stories down, and parents can also enjoy reading them with their children.

Teachers and librarians will be happy to know that the language used in MATA LULU is clear and easy to read. 18pt font (large print) with black and white illustrations accompanying each story, make it an attractive option for reluctant readers as well. Teacher’s Notes for the book also available from the author's website to assist with reading the stories with students in the classroom.