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Illustrated by Macgregor, Jill
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.
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Describes the traditional game of Te Kabwe, as played in Kiribati, and how two young girls weave a new ball (ano) out of pandanus leaves when the old one is worn out.
Two young boys describe the pinati season in Tonga, when locally grown peanuts are harvested.
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.
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.
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.
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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