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ProductNa Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday
AuthorMrs. Vika Nasome
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.
ISBN978-982-98210-5-8

Na Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday

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'Na Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday' is a Fiji Children's book written entirely in Fijian for children aged 6 to 8 years old. Written by Mrs. Vika Nasome, 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 Siganisucu Nei Marica Book Description

The coming together of Marica’s friends and relatives to celebrate her birthday.

Strengthening of relationships is taught from a young age. Togetherness, cooperation, looking out for others are some of the values taught in the story.

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 Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday' - Illustration Notes in English
Page 5: Friends of Marica starts arriving. There is a lot of laughter. They hand over their presents to Marica.
Page 7: The home is well decorated. Balloons of different colours are hung on the wall. Different dishes including the birthday cake are laid out on the table.
Page 9: It is a truly beautiful day for all present. For Marica and her friends, it is a day that they will never forget.

 

Fiji Author - Mrs. Vika Nasome

From Nabukadra, a village in the province of Ra. Attended Lelean Memorial School and obtained Diploma in Education (Arts) from University of the South Pacific in 1973. Attained Diploma in Librarianship in 1992. Taught in Ballantine Memorial School and Cathedral Secondary School. Taught English and Fijian for 25 years of her teaching career. She took up some work in book translation and story writing for school during her retirement.

Properties

ProductNa Siganisucu Nei Marica - Marica’s Birthday
AuthorMrs. Vika Nasome
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.
ISBN978-982-98210-5-8