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By Riley, David; Illustrated by Robertson, Chad
Yvette Williams represented New Zealand in the discus, hurdles, javelin, shot put and basketball. Some people think she's the best Kiwi athlete ever. But Yvette is most famous for a long jump she made in 1952. That's when she became the first Kiwi woman to win an Olympic gold med...al. How did she do it? By aiming high and working hard that's how.Read more
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By Riley, David
Fanene Peter Maivia - Son of Samoa is the remarkable story of the first Polynesian to become a star of professional wrestling. Fanene's life began in Samoa and he took Samoa to the world. He was a pioneer who inspired some of the greatest wrestlers the world has known, including ...his own grandson, Dwayne The Rock Johnson.Read more
"Bryan Williams Pacific Pioneer is the inspirational story of one of the first great Pasifikan All Blacks. Bryan beat his opponents with speed, sidestepping or sometimes just by running over the top of them! He inspired future generations of Pasifikan All Blacks, like Michael Jon...es and Jonah Lomu. But Bryan and his All Blacks teammates did something even greater off the field. Something more important than rugby. Something that helped change a whole country"--Back cover.Read more
Fanene Peter Maivia - O le Atali'i o Samoa, o se tala ofoofogia e fa'atatau i se ali'i Polenisia na avea ma tama ta'uta'ua i le fa'agatama o le pi'i fa'apolofesa. O le olaga o Fanene na amata mai i Samoa, ma na ia fa'alauiloa le igoa o Samoa i le lalolagi e ala i le ta'aloga o le... pi'iga.Read more
Tells the story of pro-wrestling star Peter Maivia, from Samoa.
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