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ProductNa Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles
AuthorMr. Mosese Uluicicia
ArtistAnare Somumu
LanguageFijian
Reading age6 -8 years old
Number of Pages9
DimensionsA3 Size - 297 x 420 mm
CopyrightProduct images and text © My Fiji Store. Book © The Institute of Indigenous Studies, Fiji Ltd.
ISBN978-982-98210-7-2

Na Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles

$19.50

Description

'Na Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles' is a Fiji Children's book written entirely in Fijian for children aged 6 to 8 years old. Written by Mr. Mosese Uluicicia, from RFTA - Retired Fijian Teachers Association, with illustrations by Anare Somumu. It has 9 pages.

This book was written by Fijian teachers for teachers or parents - its intended use is in a classroom setting which is why it is A3 size with large font and bright illustrations. It can be placed on an easel in the front of the classroom and read to children who can view easily. It can also be enjoyed at home or anywhere outside of the classroom where children would want to read or hear Fijian stories.

Na Qoli Vonu Book Description

The story is about how young boys paddle out in their canoes to catch turtles. They learn how to immobilise the turtle in the sea by turning it over before the group lift their catch into the canoe.

Some important values that this story teaches include working together as a unit, coordination, knowing and understanding the behavior of the ocean currents, sea creatures and the weather for survival purposes.

IIS, RFTA & FTA - 10 books in the series

This series of 10 books has been put together by the Institute of Indigenous Studies (IIS) Fiji Ltd, which, in the main, is made up of RFTA (retired Fijian Teachers Association- teachers who have retired from teaching). RFTA is a Branch of Fijian Teachers Association, FTA.

All IIS books in this series

  • Na Keda Vuata - Our Fruits
  • Na Loga Ni Voivoi Nei Bubu Salote - The Pandanus Plantation of Grandmother Salote
  • Na Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles
  • Jone Na Dautataro - Jone The Kind Considerate Boy
  • O Mosese Kei Viliame - Mosese & Viliame
  • Na Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday
  • O Iratou Na Veitavaleni - The Three Cousins
  • O Tomu Kei Popi - Tom & Poppy
  • Na Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market
  • Na Sisi Ni Qele - Landslide

 

English notes that explain the illustrations and Fijian text

Page No. Fijian Book 'Na Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles' - Illustration Notes in English
Page 5: Early on Thursday morning, young boys paddle out in 6 canoes to the bay of Yagaca island. This bay is well known as a haven for turtles.
Page 7: As they continue to paddle Pita shouts out the first sighting. Pita: “A……. turtle...!!”
Page 9: Viliame is the first to jump into the sea and follow the sighted turtle. He holds onto the 2 front flippers and immobilise the turtle by turning it upside down. Save and Fili join Viliame in the water and the three land the turtle in the canoe. They then head back home.

 

Fiji Author - Mr. Mosese Sasala Uluicicia

Originally from Mualevu in Vanua Balavu, but born and bred in Namacu, Koro. A retired primary and secondary school teacher. Served in many parts of Fiji. A former Principal of secondary schools, and a former Divisional Education Officer, Northern Division. Was a member of the Lau Provincial Council, Chairman of the Suva Rural Local Authority and became the first Special Administrator for new Nasinu Town Council. Obtained B.A and Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of the South Pacific.

Properties

ProductNa Qoli Vonu - Catching Turtles
AuthorMr. Mosese Uluicicia
ArtistAnare Somumu
LanguageFijian
Reading age6 -8 years old
Number of Pages9
DimensionsA3 Size - 297 x 420 mm
CopyrightProduct images and text © My Fiji Store. Book © The Institute of Indigenous Studies, Fiji Ltd.
ISBN978-982-98210-7-2