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Tala learns to siva  Cover Image Book Book

Tala learns to siva / written by Kealani Netane ; illustrated by Dung Ho.

Netane, Kealani, (author.). Ho, Dung, (illustrator.).


"Learning to siva from the heart... Tala loves watching her Aunty Sina's graceful steps in the taualuga, a traditional Samoan dance, where her hands curl like rolling waves and her feet glide across the floor like canoes. Yet when Tala tries to siva, her legs are too wobbly, her arms are too stiff, and most of all, she doesn't have the same glow as when Aunty dances. Tala tries to muster the courage to perform at her Grandma's birthday. But she freezes on stage. Will she find the strength and inspiration to help her dance? Kealani Netane's glowing debut picture book is a relatable tale of a young girl finding her own rhythm through the love and guidance of her family. Meanwhile New York Times bestselling illustrator, Dung Ho's cheerful, lush art creates a spellbinding trance that will inspire readers to get up and siva"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338859317
  • ISBN: 1338859315
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Orchard Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2024.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8 years Scholastic Inc
Grades 2-3 Scholastic Inc
Subject: Folk dancing > Samoan Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Dance > Samoan Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Samoans > Juvenile fiction.
Stage fright > Juvenile fiction.
Folk dancing > Samoan Islands > Fiction.
Dance > Samoan Islands > Fiction.
Stage fright > Fiction.
Danse folklorique > Samoa (Archipel) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Danse > Samoa (Archipel) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Manœuvre artistique > Samoa (Archipel) > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


  • 0 current holds with 3 total copies.
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