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              Books by Helen Tau'au Filisi

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              Fale Samoa
               

              Fale Samoa (Paperback)

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

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              Bilingual (English/Samoa) picture book in the ancient Samoan stories series. It tells one version of the origins of traditional Samoan fale (house) designs.

              ISBN 9780473401627
              Published NZ 17 Jun 2017
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ancient Samoan Stories
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              Su'e the Lost Son
               

              Su'e the Lost Son (Paperback)

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

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              Su'e and Tui are twins but that is where their similarities end. Su'e wants to be someone but Tui is more interested in helping a local street gang turn into a choir to win prize money for charity. Their mother, Malia, recalls her Grandfather's ancient Samoan stories of the Tui ...brothers, Sina and the evil Sauali'i. A battle between Granpa and Sauali'i is declared over Su'e but there can only be one winner. Who will be left standing? This play is the third play in the series.
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              ISBN 9780473339203
              Published NZ 4 Aug 2016
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series A play series
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              Tagaloalagi: A Play Series
               

              Tagaloalagi: A Play Series

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

              "The play Tagaloalagi intertwines the oral ancient Samoan myth of Tagalolagi with his namesake Tagi, a boy of the 1990s caught in the dilemma of choosing between the values of his cultural upbringing and popular society's peer pressure. This play is the second play in the play se...ries with Maui and Sina being the first play in the series"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780473331368
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher TE HEUHEU
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              Sina And The Tuna: A Samoan Myth About The Origins Of The Coconut
               

              Sina And The Tuna: A Samoan Myth About The Origins Of The Coconut

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

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              ISBN 9780473317225
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2015
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Pacific Hibiscus
               

              Pacific Hibiscus

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen; Illustrated by Tauau, Anna-Maria

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              A first poetry collection by the author that features themes including her interest in faith, educational disparaties, Samoan culture, living in Mangere, motherhood, poverty etc.

              ISBN 9780473308506
              Published NZ 15 Aug 2016
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series First poetry collection
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              Sacred Steps Of Tigilau : A Play Series
               

              Sacred Steps Of Tigilau : A Play Series (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

              • RRP: $41.99
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              "The play begins with a retelling of the ancient Samoan tragic love story of Vaea and Apaula and the sacred steps that are learnt from the story. It is Tigilau's Grenpa who intitally tells the story in wanting to share the story with his own grandson to then pass onto next genera...tions. However, it is Ofisa, Tigilau's cousin, who is under pressure from his father to do well in school who also needs to hear and heed the story. This play is the fourth play in the Pasifika play series of Maui and Sina; Tagaloalagi; and Su'e the lost son."--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780473379148
              Published NZ 1 Jan 2016
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series Play series
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              The Footprint of Moso: O le Tulaga Vae of Moso
               

              The Footprint of Moso: O le Tulaga Vae of Moso (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Tau'au Filisi, Helen

              • RRP: $39.99
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              A bilingual English/Samoan picture book about the legendary footprint of Moso in Samoa and other mythical giants in the Pacific.

              ISBN 9780473357412
              Published NZ 27 May 2016
              Publisher HELEN TAU'AU FILISI
              Interest Age 2-6 years
              Series Tala o le vavau
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              Tagaloalagi and Fue
               

              Tagaloalagi and Fue (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Tau'au Filisi, Helen; Translated by Filisi, Tofilau Fritz

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              An English/Samoan bilingual picture book about the story of the mythical giant Moso and his stone footprint in Samoa.

              ISBN 9780473344047
              Published NZ 25 Nov 2015
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Tala o le vavau
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              A Midsummer Night's Dream with a Taste of Polensia
               

              A Midsummer Night's Dream with a Taste of Polensia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

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              This play is an adaptation of the famous comedy play by William Shakespeare set in Polensia, a Polynesian tropical paradise. Four Polensia lovers become entangled in a trick by the mischievous Puka and his deity Moso''s plan to play a trick on them. Balance is later restored by P...uka but not without its complications.
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              ISBN 9780473371487
              Published NZ 13 Oct 2016
              Publisher Miscellaneous
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Shakespearean play series
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              Maui And Sina: A Play Series
               

              Maui And Sina: A Play Series (Paperback)

              Illustrated by Filisi, Glorielle; By Tau'au Filisi, Helen

              Maui and Sina are ancient mythological figures in Maori and Pasifika legends that have been brought to life for new generations in this play. The play spans oral tradition as if follows the origins of Papa, Rangi and their children to new lands. It then spans the epic journey of... the traditional Siakisone family coming to terms with new values and religious ideas from afar. When Maui meets Sina their relationship cannot continue as Maui's family immigrates to the new land of New Zealand. They meet again in New Zealand under tragic circumstances as the family bears the hardship of losing a family member through the values of the new society. This play is the first in a series.
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              ISBN 9780473286729
              Published NZ 17 Jul 2015
              Publisher HELEN TAU'AU FILISI
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