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Illustrated by MacGregor, Jill
The children of Kiribati love to play Te Kabwe with an ano, but the cube-shaped ball is worn out. Erenitia and Ereniti make a new ball from pandanus leaves.
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Two young boys describe the pinati season in Tonga, when locally grown peanuts are harvested.
Milo, a young boy, describes the ecology of the mangrove forests along the south coast of Samoa. He explains how the mangroves are important to the local community, and the importance of protecting the ecosystem.
Hieu and her family prepare for the rice harvest in South Vietnam. After a successful harvest, the family makes rice paper to be used in rice paper rolls.
In Tonga, Tuni and Sipu grow sugar cane in their backyard but in Fiji hundreds of fields of sugar cane are grown for processing into sugar.
Fisiimoli's broom is worn out so her mother teaches her how to make a new one from the spines of the coconut frond.
There are thousands of uses for bamboo around the world. In Fiji. Amini and Samu make a bamboo cannon to celebrate the New Year in their village.
Fa'amatala makes sweet-smelling oil from the flesh of a coconut. On prize-giving night she rubs the oil on her skin before she dances.
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