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Go Fiji Go: How Fiji won its first Olympic gold medal

Go Fiji Go: How Fiji won its first Olympic gold medal
 

In February 2016, Cyclone Winston struck the Fiji islands. It was the most powerful cyclone the country had ever experienced.Six months later, Fiji's sevens rugby team went to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Go Fiji Go is the inspiring story behind Fiji's first Olympic gold medal... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780473375577
Published 14 September 2017 by Reading Warrior
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Riley, David
Series Pasifika Sport History
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ISBN-13 9780473375577
ISBN-10 0473375575
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Reading Warrior
Imprint Reading Warrior
Publication Date 14 September 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Riley, David
Series Pasifika Sport History
Category Rugby Football
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Fiji
New Zealand & Related
Rugby and Rugby League
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 190mm
Height: 250mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Young Adult General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 796.3336
Catalogue Code 780445

Description of this Book

In February 2016, Cyclone Winston struck the Fiji islands. It was the most powerful cyclone the country had ever experienced. Hundreds of homes and schools were destroyed. Many people lost their lives. But Fijian people are resilient. They rebuilt. They recovered. Six months later, Fiji's sevens rugby team went to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Their goal: to win Fiji's first ever Olympic gold medal ... and bring joy to their nation. "Toso Viti Toso!" became a national chant. "Go Fiji Go!" Go Fiji Go is the inspiring story behind Fiji's first Olympic gold medal ... and the incredible joy it brought to the nation.

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Author's Bio

David Riley grew up in Mangere, South Auckland. He attended Mangere College and later the University of Auckland where he graduated with a Masters in Social Anthropology. He has over 20 years' experience as a high school Drama and English teacher. He's also worked as a researcher and journalist and writes books and reading resources for teachers, parents and young people. He's written three plays and 22 books, including Jammin' with Steven Adams and Samoan Heroes, which won 2016 Storylines Notable Books Awards. David lives in Manukau, South Auckland, with his wife who is also a teacher and his two daughters .

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