Author(s): Jill MacGregor
It is Mother's Day in Samoa. Bernd, Belle and their sisters make a feast for Grandmother using the leaves that grow around their village. A story from the Islands of Samoa. Contains some Samoan words and glossary.
This new series of books will encourage an understanding of children's daily life in Tonga, Samoa, Kiribati and the Cook Islands. The 'Children of the Pacific' series supports the Social Sciences and Technology learning areas within the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education 2007) Levels 1-3.
Jill lives on the Kapiti Coast where she was a school teacher for many years. She spent two years as a VSA teacher in Tonga in the 1990's. Since then Jill has travelled throughout the Pacific experiencing village life and joining in the numerous cultural happenings. The many School Journal stories she has written about children in the Pacific evolved from these experiences. This series reflects her belief that it is important to document cultural practices in a time of change.