Chepchop Unai

Chepchop Unai

Author(s) :

 by Catherine Payne 


Neill Catangay

Publisher / Imprint: University of Guam Press, Taiguini Books
Year of Publication: 2018
ISBN-13: 978-1- 935198-25- 3
Pages: 28 pages

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At the seashore, or chepchop unai, a young boy named Juan learns how to build sand sculptures from his uncle. Although he is met with obstacles along the way, Juan keeps trying until he becomes a talented sand sculptor. Chepchop Unai highlights the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing in the CHamoru culture. The book features captivating illustrations of Juan and his family at the beach and the unique island-inspired sand sculptures he creates there. Chepchop Unai is written mainly in English, and utilizes CHamoru words and phrases throughout the story to help teach the language.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Taiguini Books/University of Guam Press (2018)
  • Language: English and CHamoru
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-935198-25-3
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