Winner of the 2022 Storylines Tom Fitzgibbon Award
Feana Tuʻakoi’s fun, energetic characters enliven the pages of this heartwarming, funny story, exploring fear of failure in a light-hearted manner. The story demonstrates how doing good deeds for others can enrich your own life. The cover and some internal illustrations created by the
talented up-and-coming artist, Story Hemi-Morehouse.
About the Kiwi author
Feana Tu‘akoi is a Kirikiriroa-based writer, with a strong background in educational publishing. Much of her work centres around Tongan–Pālangi families like her own. Eight of her books for children have been recognised in the junior fiction, non-fiction or picture book categories of various awards, and her work has been translated into several languages. Her other books for Scholastic NZ include Jonah’s First Day, Lest We Forget, and the What is a…? series of non-fiction science books about mammals, amphibians, birds, reptiles and fish. Feana was the 2022 Massey University Writer in Residence and was a judge for the 2023 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.