The Rat and the Octopus: A Story from the Island of Niue (Children of the Pacific)

Author(s): Jill MacGregor

Social Sciences

Pita, who lives in the village of Tuapa on the island of Niue, describes how to catch an octopus with a lure shaped like a rat. Includes some Niuean words and a glossary.


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Jill lives on the Kapiti Coast where she was a school teacher for many years. She spent two years as a VSA teacher in Tonga in the 1990's. Since then Jill has travelled throughout the Pacific experiencing village life and joining in the numerous cultural happenings. The many School Journal stories she has written about children in the Pacific evolved from these experiences. This series reflects her belief that it is important to document cultural practices in a time of change.

General Fields

  • : 9780473257385
  • : Puriri Paddocks
  • : Puriri Paddocks
  • : September 2013
  • : 263 x 210 mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jill MacGregor
  • : Paperback
  • : 23
  • : Colour illustrations