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by Maria Samuela, illustrations by Rebecca ter Borg

“Star-gazing” is a fantasy while also being based, in part, on a traditional story from Mangaia, the second largest island in the Cook Islands. The “no place like home” lesson is spiced up with sassy dialogue and combative personalities, deepening its contemporary feel and appeal.

Series: School Journal Level 3 August 2020

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 3

Reading year level: 5

Related titles: see TSM

Topics: adventure, belonging, Cook Islands, dreams, emotions, family, Matariki, navigation, Pacific, planet, science, solar system, solitude, space, stars, traditional stories

In: School Journal Level 3 August 2020

Publication date: August 2020

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