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Illustrated by Halapua, Lisala
Worms, yams and humpback whales tangle in a heartwarming Tongan fable. This book follows the critically acclaimed The Mouse And The Octopus in the Island Fables series.
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From the depths of a Tongan forest to the edge of a reef, this is a reimagining of an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse, an unwitting octopus and the bitter feud that erupts.
Illustrated by Halapua, Lisala; Translated by Halapua, Sitiveni; Edited by Taufe'ulungaki, Dr. 'Ana
This picture book, tells an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse and an unwitting octopus. An origin story, its illustrations take the reader from a Tongan forest to the edge of a fringing reef. The story is a parable to teach fishing lure design and exemplifies the knowled...ge contained within island communities.Read more
A jealous row over some bananas echoes through the ages in this light hearted Tongan fable. This book follows the critically acclaimed 'The Mouse and the Octopus' and 'The worm and the Whale', which form the Isalnd Fables series by Talanoa Books.
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