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Uncle Tino

Uncle tino cover.
Sj level 2 cover image oct2012.

by Jane Davitt Va‘afusuaga

“Uncle Tino” is a deceptively simple story about Samoan twins, Jessie and Jonas, who are embarrassed by their exuberant uncle who has recently arrived from Sāmoa. The lively story is woven through with Samoan concepts and values as Jessie and Jonas gradually change their attitudes toward Uncle Tino. The story reinforces the idea that cultural knowledge and skills are “cool” and worthy of respect.

Series: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Samoan, twins, embarrassed, uncle, Sāmoa, Samoan concepts and values, cultural knowledge, respect

In: School Journal Level 2, October 2012

Publication date: September 2012

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