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  • Published: 20 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775501572
  • Imprint: Huia
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $40.00

First Readers in Samoan


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This is a set of ten first readers in Samoan with translations in English.

These bilingual books are ideal for beginning learners of Samoan, with simple language and stories, and illustrations that support the text. Each book has a glossary that gives a clear English translation of the Samoan text. All of the books have been translated into Samoan by Ainslie Chu Ling So‘o who is a language consultant specialist at the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture in Samoa. The books are
packaged as a set, and the ten titles are:
‘O le I‘a Lapo‘a (A Big Fish) by Hannah Rainforth, illustrated by Tamara Kan
‘O le Meafeluea‘i (A Mobile) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Caroline Adair Down
‘O le Sanuisi (A Sandwich) by Stephanie Pohe, illustrated by Mike Henry
Po ‘o fea Wiremu? (Where is Wiremu?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian Gunson
‘O le Fa‘ato‘aga Lafumanu (Farm Animals) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
Fa‘afetai Tama Kerisimasi (Thank you Father Christmas) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Mike Henry
Puna (Jump) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
‘O Se‘evae Masaesae (Tattered Slippers) by Maude Bedggood, illustrated by Josh Smits
‘E To‘afia? (How Many?) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Josh Smits
‘E Sefulu Paluni (Ten Balloons) by Manu Te Awa, illustrated by Brian Gunson

  • Pub date: 20 June 2014
  • ISBN: 9781775501572
  • Imprint: Huia
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $40.00