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Stories From Kiribati


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Bakoa, Teimone and The Crab.

Posted by Amota Eromanga on June 9, 2021 at 1:30 PM Comments comments ()

Bakoa (shark) was indeed a wicked king who wanted to rule the entire ocean all by himself. To attain this savage desire, Bakoa began his brutal killings to all the other kings of the sea. He succeeded that in the end, he became one and the only king of the whole sea empire.

Bakoa had a son named Teimone. But the son had to die since the father still wanted nobody to become king after him. On the set day, Bakoa asked his son to go and hunt for dad's favourite food. Teimone did what ...

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Days of the week

Posted by Bwena on December 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM Comments comments ()

Rimon ‘s car broke down.

“What shall I do?” cried Rimon.

On Monday, he fixed his car’s tyre.

On Tuesday he fixed his car’s wheel.

On Wednesday he fixed his car’s horn.

On Thursday he fixed his car’s lights.

On Friday he fixed his car’s door.

On Saturday he washed his car so it was sparkling clean.

On Sunday Rimon smiled, “Now, I can go to church.”


I Live in a Shell

Posted by Bwena on December 8, 2012 at 5:30 PM Comments comments ()

I am Kureiti.

I live in a shell full of bells.

I love to tell stories to children,

when the bells are ringing.

The children yell when the bells are ringing.

They like the loud noise.

They do not want me to stop.

They love to listen to my stories,

when the bells are ringing.


Mareta's Little Boy

Posted by Bwena on November 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM Comments comments ()

Tiareti is Mareta’s little boy.

Tiareti likes to dance.

He dances while he walks.

He dances while he talks.

He dances when he sleeps.

That makes Mareta happy.


Te Ukin

Posted by Bwena on November 4, 2012 at 5:30 AM Comments comments ()

I am a tree.
I have red fruits.
I live in the bush with my brothers and sisters.
Te Non tree is my brother.
Te Uri tree is my sister.
The Sun is my father.
The Rain is my mother.
They give me life.
They live far, far away in the sky.

Nei Enibeni

Posted by Bwena on August 10, 2012 at 4:10 AM Comments comments ()

Nei Enibeni, the mother hen, wants to eat bananas. She decides to plant the banana tree.

“Who will help me plant the banana tree?” she asks for help,

“Not I” says the dog.

“Not I” says the pig.

“Not I” says the cat.

“All right, I alone will plant the banana tree, ” says Nei Enibeni.

“Who will help me water the banana tree?” asks Nei Enibeni.

“Not I” says the dog.

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The Happy Cloud

Posted by Bwena on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments ()

Moone looks up into the sky.

She sees black, grey and white clouds.

She says to her mum,

“Look Mum!

The black cloud is crying.

The grey cloud is silent.

The white cloud is happy.”

Moone says, “Mum, I want to be on cloud nine.

Please, take me to the happy cloud”

Where Teinamwati Sleeps

Posted by Bwena on July 20, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments ()

Teinamwati has six pets.

He has three kittens and three puppies.

He loves them very much.

At night he puts them in bed.

He puts the three kittens in a basket.

He puts the three puppies in a box.

Then Teinamwati lies down to sleep on his mat.

Good night!

Blue, a fat cat

Posted by Bwena on July 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM Comments comments ()

Here is Blue.

He is a fat cat.

He likes the color blue.

He likes to sleep on a blue mat.

He likes to talk to blue birds.

He likes to play with blue toys.

He does not like to swim in the blue sea.

School Prize Giving

Posted by Amota Eromanga on July 12, 2012 at 3:10 AM Comments comments ()

Taabon and Uenikai wake up so early and begin doing their morning work. Today is the prize giving day for them which marks the end of the first term of school. They have recently finished their examination and are now waiting for this day. Their school holiday of two weeks starts once the prize giving is done.

Their mother also gets up early because she has to cook her children’s foods for that occasion. She cooks fish, breadfruit and vegetables. She also fries chicken and prepar...

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