Cook Islands Heroes
Profiles famous Cook Islanders, who tell their story about how they became successful. Subjects include Sir Thomas Davis, Professor Bobbie Hunter, Lima Sopoaga, Dr. Tearikivao Maoate, Sir Terepai Maoare, Marghartet Matenga and Alfred Ngaro. Also looks at some legendary and histor... read full description below.
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Cook Islands Heroes tells the inspirational stories of achievers who have Cook Islands ancestry. It includes legends like Ina, Maui, Ngaru and Ru; historical figures such as Pa Tuterangi Ariki/Sir Thomas Davis, Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Mautara and Margharet Matenga; and contemporary heroes like Lima Sopoaga, Miria George, Dr Kiki Maoate, Kevin Iro, and Teremoana Rapley. The book is written to inspire young Cook Islanders, to encourage reading and promote literacy. The book is illustrated by Samoan comic book artist, Michel Mulipola.
Cook Islands Heroes is the fourth book in the Pasifika Heroes series. It follows We Are the Rock (Niuean), Samoan Heroes and Tongan Heroes.
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David Riley is an award winning Kiwi children's author and high school Drama and English teacher. David writes books and reading resources for teachers, parents and young people.