by Lino Nelisi
Auckland, New Zealand: Ashton Scholastic Ltd
New Zealand-born Aiani is ten when her family travel home to Niue for the first time. Uncle Tuki shows Aiani how to catch fish using spider webs on the end of a fishing line. Aiani is thrilled when they catch many fish to enjoy for tea! This book was nominated because it captures something of the culture of the Pacific. It was a finalist in the 1995 Children’s Book Awards.
A New Zealand-Curriculum-linked activity for this book can be found here.