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Illustrated by Halapua, Lisala
From the depths of a Tongan forest to the edge of a reef, this is a reimagining of an old Tongan fable about a mischievous mouse, an unwitting octopus and the bitter feud that erupts.
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By Lamb, Julie
"Making people laugh is what Summer does best. It's how she fits in. And is it any wonder with a family like hers? Top of the list of crazies is Pop, her stingy grandfather, who whips up possum stews and turns chicken scraps into the worst school lunches ever. So why does Juanita... suddenly want to be her friend? Juanita's not her type, she has real sandwiches in her lunchbox, and does nice things like saving greyhounds and sticking up for people." First person recount.Read more
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