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Sina's Busy Day / Luka Looks

Recipient of a 2022 Contestable Fund Grant from Copyright Licensing New Zealand.

Produced with the support of Creative New Zealand.


About the Author:

Dahlia Malaeulu is a Wellington-born Samoan author and educator based in Wainuiomata. After completing a Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University of Wellington, Dahlia obtained a Postgraduate Degree in Primary Teaching from Wellington Teachers College and has been teaching ever since.  She is currently working with Te Papa Press to produce a board book and self-published a young adult novel. Has produced a short play for the school journal as part of Samoan/Tongan bilingual series. a poem she wrote during our level 4 Covid lockdown will be included in an upcoming book from the University of South Pacific called Our Sea of Islands.  She has received funding to produce Mila's My Aganu'u Series which is intended to follow on from Mila's My Gagana Series and showcases Samoan cultural elements as well as language. 


Link: Dahlia Malaeulu talks to the Samoa Observer about her books

Sina's Busy Day / Luka Looks

SKU: 9781990035142
  • About the Book

    2 books in 1!

    Introducing Samoan language within English language text in a way that makes the meaning clear to the reader of either language. 

    Sina’s Busy Day – introduces everyday greetings from Hello! to Goodbye.

    Luka Looks – is looking for his teddy bear and his clothes. Readers need to seek and find the clothes in each room in the house.

  • Publication Date

    May 2022

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