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6 x 9 inches





9781948492935, 9781948492942



Publication Date

12 Dec 2020

The Feast that Stopped a War

$8.00 incl tax

“a great story with a nice moral about unity and finding something in common to bring people together. I found it very interesting, educational, and informative.” 

—  Dr. Rasha Mohammed Elbashir

“Easy to grasp as a true folk tale, it is a parable emphasizing the importance for people of finding something they have in common, regardless of their origin or group they belong to. …Overall, I can thoroughly recommend this book to any elementary level language learner as well as any EL teacher.”

— Layla, ELT Teacher

“An interesting story which makes me want to visit the island! The follow-up questions are interesting and could be used in several ways, which could develop into class or group conversation, always welcome by teachers!”

— Miss Gilly, teacher

This graded reader tells the story of Roi Mata, chief of Efate island in Vanuatu in the 13th century. A wise king, he is famous to this day, for bringing peace to the island! His clever solution will give your class plenty of fodder for discussion and beautiful illustrations bring the action to life!

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This folk tale from Vanuatu, adapted for beginner readers, tells the story of a chief, Roi Mata, who brings peace to the island of Efate by creating a new tribal system that brings the nation together.

Inspire students to share stories from their own culture as they improve reading speed and fluency. These graded readers include an introduction to Vanuatu and the story itself, large, full-color illustrations, graded language, a glossary, comprehension questions, a writing prompt, a map of Vanuatu and a link to learn more. Perfect for an extension project. The Vanuatu folk tale is based on a historical figure and a real period of Vanuatu history, and includes some key features of ni-Van culture, so it’s great fodder for further learning!

The World Folktales Graded Readers bring stories from around the world into the ESL classroom. Traditional tales interest students of all ages who love folk stories, as well as learning and sharing wisdom from around the world.


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