The Shark King

A Toon Book


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 1935179160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 4929

In graphic novel format, retells the Hawaiian story of Nanaue, born of human mother and shark father, who struggles to find his place in a village of humans.

Shark King


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Beginning Readers

ISBN: 9781614793052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 4300

In graphic novel format, retells the Hawaiian story of Nanaue, born of human mother and shark father, who struggles to find his place in a village of humans.

Punia and the King of Sharks

A Hawaiian Folktale


Author: Lee Wardlaw

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630831980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7201

In this Hawaiian folk tale, Punia tricks the King of Sharks, the guardian of the lobster cave; three times he brings home fresh lobster for dinner. But each time Punia succeeds, the King of Sharks gets angrier. Will the shark take revenge on Punia, or will Punia's clever tricks make him the hero of his whole village?

Night Fisher


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1560977191

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 145

View: 8648

R. Kikuo Johnson has created an intimate and compelling graphic novel-length drama of young men on the cusp of adulthood. First-rate prep school, S.U.V., and a dream house in the heights: This was the island paradise handed to Loren Foster when he moved to Hawaii with his father six years ago. Now, with the end of high school just around the corner, his best friend, Shane, has grown distant. The rumors say it's hard drugs, and Loren suspects that Shane has left him behind for a new group of friends. What sets Johnson's drama apart is the naturalistic ease with which he explores the relationships of his characters. It is at once an unsentimental portrait of that most awkward period between adolescence and young adulthood and that rarest of things: a mature depiction of immature lives.

A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief

The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i


Author: Patrick Vinton Kirch

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520953835

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 6743

Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral traditions and the evidence of archaeology, Kirch puts a human face on the gradual rise to power of the Hawaiian god-kings, who by the late eighteenth century were locked in a series of wars for ultimate control of the entire archipelago. This lively, accessible chronicle works back from Captain James Cook’s encounter with the pristine kingdom in 1778, when the British explorers encountered an island civilization governed by rulers who could not be gazed upon by common people. Interweaving anecdotes from his own widespread travel and extensive archaeological investigations into the broader historical narrative, Kirch shows how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i adapted to this new island landscape and created highly productive agricultural systems.



Author: Peter Benchley

Publisher: Fawcett Books

ISBN: 0449219631

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

View: 4434

When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action

The Shark God


Author: Rafe Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590395007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1158

Because they freed a shark caught in a net, the fearsome Shark God rescues a brother and sister from the cruel king's imprisonment and helps them find a new, peaceful kingdom across the sea.

Shadow of the Shark


Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553510835

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5925

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! It’s a dream vacation for Jack and Annie—or is it? When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare! Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at!

Mo and Jo

Fighting Together Forever : a Toon Book


Author: Jay Lynch,Dean Haspiel

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0979923859

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 406

Brother and sister Mona and Joey are always fighting, but when they inherit a suit and special powers from a superhero who is going into retirement, their inability to get along hampers their ability to fight crime.

The Shark in the Dark


Author: Peter Bently

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230759432

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6759

Will the flustered fish become saltwater snacks, or can they come up with a plan to teach the mean, greedy shark a lesson he’ll never forget? With atmospheric underwater scenes and a terrifically toothy villain, this captivating rhyming story is perfect for reading aloud. Tremendously funny – with a biting twist!

Sharks in the Arts

From Feared to Revered


Author: Vivienne Westbrook,Shaun Collin,Dean Crawford,Mark Nicholls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317399064

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 4994

This book is the most thorough exploration to date of the many ways in which a wild creature has been absorbed, reimagined and represented across the ages in all of the major art forms. The authors consider not only how the identity of sharks in the natural environment became incorporated into a cultural environment but also how sharks came to be considered the most feared creatures in the open oceans as a consequence of this incorporation. Yet sharks are especially important in helping to maintain a balance that is essential to the health of the oceans. The book begins with a treatment of the three sharks at the top of global shark-attack files from scientific, economic and environmental perspectives. Subsequent chapters engage with cultural representations of sharks in poetry, drama, art, novels, screenplay adaptations and films. Through an exploration of the ways in which sharks have been represented in human culture through the centuries, this book alerts the global community to the importance of sharks as a common cultural heritage. It aims to change perceptions of sharks so that they can become more revered than feared. The authors of this book argue that an increased understanding of sharks should lead to the development of better strategies for shark and human interactions. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students of the Environmental Humanities, Cultural History and the Arts. It is also excellent supplementary reading for courses in Zoology and Marine Science.

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework


Author: Nadja Spiegelman

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 1935179020

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 2125

Zig and Wikki arrive on Earth to seach for a pet for Zig's class assignment.

Close to Shore

The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916


Author: Michael Capuzzo

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780767912549

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 3089

Combining rich historical detail and a harrowing, pulse-pounding narrative, Close to Shore brilliantly re-creates the summer of 1916, when a rogue Great White shark attacked swimmers along the New Jersey shore, triggering mass hysteria and launching the most extensive shark hunt in history. In July 1916 a lone Great White left its usual deep-ocean habitat and headed in the direction of the New Jersey shoreline. There, near the towns of Beach Haven and Spring Lake--and, incredibly, a farming community eleven miles inland--the most ferocious and unpredictable of predators began a deadly rampage: the first shark attacks on swimmers in U.S. history. For Americans celebrating an astoundingly prosperous epoch, fueled by the wizardry of revolutionary inventions, the arrival of this violent predator symbolized the limits of mankind's power against nature. Interweaving a vivid portrait of the era and meticulously drawn characters with chilling accounts of the shark's five attacks and the frenzied hunt that ensued, Michael Capuzzo has created a nonfiction historical thriller with the texture of Ragtime and the tension of Jaws. From the unnerving inevitability of the first attack on the esteemed son of a prosperous Philadelphia physician to the spine-tingling moment when a farm boy swimming in Matawan Creek feels the sandpaper-like skin of the passing shark, Close to Shore is an undeniably gripping saga. Heightening the drama are stories of the resulting panic in the citizenry, press and politicians, and of colorful personalities such as Herman Oelrichs, a flamboyant millionaire who made a bet that a shark was no match for a man (and set out to prove it); Museum of Natural History ichthyologist John Treadwell Nichols, faced with the challenge of stopping a mythic sea creature about which little was known; and, most memorable, the rogue Great White itself moving through a world that couldn't conceive of either its destructive power or its moral right to destroy. Scrupulously researched and superbly written, Close to Shore brings to life a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history. Masterfully written and suffused with fascinating period detail and insights into the science and behavior of sharks, Close to Shore recounts a breathtaking, pivotal moment in American history with startling immediacy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Great White Shark

King of the Ocean


Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404236240

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 935

Describes the physical characteristics, senses, habitat, and life cycle of great white sharks.

King of the Sky


Author: Nicola Davies

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763695688

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 2869

When a young boy moves from his home in Italy to Wales, the only thing that cheers him up are the racing pigeons that Mr. Evans keeps in a loft behind his house.

Stories of Old Hawaii


Author: Roy Alameida

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 9781573060646

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 9005

Forty-five tales, stories and legends adapted from various sources about the natural history of Hawaii and the customs, crafts, arts and history of Polynesian Hawaiians. Includes one original story by the compiler.

The Fish That Ate the Whale

The Life and Times of America's Banana King


Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374299277

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 270

View: 5282

The author of Sweet and Low presents a historical profile of Samuel Zemurray that traces his rise from a penniless youth to one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, offering insight into his capitalist talents and the ways in which his life reflected the best and worst of American business dealings.

Sharks in the Desert

The Founding Fathers and Current Kings of Las Vegas


Author: John L. Smith

Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9781569802748

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 6553

The Las Vegas Review-Journal writer traces the origins of the gambling racket, from mafia vice to big corporate dollars, exploring the changes in the gambling industry over the past two decades.

Get a Hit, Mo!


Author: David A. Adler

Publisher: Mo Jackson

ISBN: 0670016322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2093

"Mo Jackson is excited for his baseball game, but Coach Marie tells him he is batting last and playing right field, again. Will Mo ever get a hit?"--

Clark the Shark: Lost and Found


Author: Bruce Hale

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062279149

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8940

When Mrs. Inkydink announces a class trip to the farmers’ market, Clark is so excited he doesn’t listen to her instructions. “Hurrah, hooray, it’s time to play!” Clark gets lost in the crowd and has to use his rhyming to remember what Mrs. Inkydink said to do. Beginning readers will be entertained and reassured by this clever, funny tale featuring our favorite boisterous shark. The back matter includes fun, bite-sized facts about shark eating! With colorful illustrations from Guy Francis and lively text from Bruce Hale, this Level One I Can Read is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.