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ProductNa Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market
AuthorLate Mrs. Tuipulotu Vugakoto
ArtistAnare Somumu
LanguageFijian
Reading age8 years old
Number of Pages20
DimensionsA3 Size - 297 x 420 mm
CopyrightProduct images and text © My Fiji Store. Book © The Institute of Indigenous Studies, Fiji Ltd.
ISBN978-982-98210-4-1

Na Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market

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Description

'Na Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market' is a Fiji Children's book written entirely in Fijian for children aged 8 years old. Written by the late Mrs. Tuipulotu Vugakoto, from RFTA - Retired Fijian Teachers Association, with illustrations by Anare Somumu. It has 20 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 Volivolitaki Ena Makete Book Description

Chung and Tevita are close friends who live in Waibau, Naitasiri. They attend Sawani Primary School. On Saturdays they help their parents by selling root crops and vegetable from their farm. They sell those in the Suva market.

They ensure that they give out the correct change during each sale thus improving their arithmetic in the process. Chung advices Tevita to arrange his produce neatly on the table and to be neat, look fresh and presentable in order to attract customers.

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 Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market' - Illustration Notes in English
Page 4: Chung and Tevita are friends. Their family farms are next to each other in Waibau, Naitasiri. They attend Sawani Primary School. They attend school from Monday to Friday.
Page 5: They assist their parents. They are at the market every Saturday. They sell cassava, dalo, bananas, plantain and vegetables.
Page 6: Selling at the market.
Page 9: Tevita recommends to the girls that his cassava is one of the best.
Page 10: Salome buys a heap for $5.
Page 11: The exchange takes place.
Page 12: Sereana buys two (2) bundles of cabbage for $1.20.
Page 13: She gives $2 and the change is 80c.
Page 14: Tevita poses.
Page 15: Chung advises Tevita to arrange his produce neatly, and to be neat, look fresh and presentable.

 

Fiji Author - Late Tuipulotu Bulivou Vugakoto

From Tubou, Lakeba in Lau. She taught in many primary and secondary schools around Fiji. When she retired in 2000 she was the Senior Education Officer (Fijian language) in the Curriculum Development Unit of the Ministry of Education. After retirement, she continued helping children with their reading in both Fijian and English. In her final five years she joined the Institute of Indigenous Studies where she continued to write short stories for primary schools and played a key role in the promoting of language, culture and heritage issues. She obtained a B.A degree from USP.

Properties

ProductNa Volivolitaki Ena Makete - Selling at the Market
AuthorLate Mrs. Tuipulotu Vugakoto
ArtistAnare Somumu
LanguageFijian
Reading age8 years old
Number of Pages20
DimensionsA3 Size - 297 x 420 mm
CopyrightProduct images and text © My Fiji Store. Book © The Institute of Indigenous Studies, Fiji Ltd.
ISBN978-982-98210-4-1