Mose And The Manumea

Author(s): Jane Va'afusuaga and Rebecca Stirnemann

Pasifika Picture Books

After hearing about the endangered manumea bird on the radio, Mose and his cousin Niko set off to search for a manumea in the deep dark forest on the far side of the mountain. They meet some amazing forest creatures on their adventure, but will they find the very special rare bird they are looking for?


Includes facts pages and a fun activity to hunt for forest creatures.

Mose and the Manumea is designed to be read independently by 8–10 year olds and to be read aloud to younger readers. It can be enjoyed by families and also used as a valuable interactive conservation resource in classrooms. An educational resource containing facts about the manumea and other endemic species of birds. It raises awareness about the importance of protecting the manumea – the critically endangered national bird of Sāmoa.

Royalties from sales of the book will go towards conservation of the manumea initiatives in Sāmoa.

Also available in the Sāmoan translation O Mose ma le Manumea.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781877484452
  • : Little Island Press
  • : Little Island Press
  • : 215mm x 215mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 32
  • : Jane Va'afusuaga and Rebecca Stirnemann
  • : Christina Brady