Shark King


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Beginning Readers

ISBN: 9781614793052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 3839

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.

Stories of Old Hawaii


Author: Roy Alameida

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 9781573060646

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

View: 4805

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.

Re-Placing America

Conversations and Contestations : Selected Essays


Author: Ruth Hsu,Cynthia G. Franklin,Suzanne Kosanke

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824823641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 295

View: 1499

This collection of essays and poems examines various recent literary texts and cultural arenas in North America and the Asia and Pacific regions for what they reveal of the ongoing struggles of indigenous people and people of colour for justice and autonomy.

The Dolphin, The Sea, and Princess Annemarie


Author: Michael F. Corriere

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460284755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 2765

All myths contain truth: truth about life, truth about love, truth about self-sacrifice and nobility. In this children's tale, a father attempts to answer a simple question posed to him by his young daughter. "Why do dolphins swim so close to people and the shore?" He answers by telling her a myth. A tale of four kingdoms that exist beneath the surface of the sea. A tale with dolphin knights, great white sharks, and a dangerous journey to find a beautiful princess. But in a deeper sense, he reveals something more: a universal truth; that kindness, compassion, and love, can overcome any disaster, and any sorrow. Her father reveals to her that magical powers exist within the hearts of all who are kind.

Hawaiian Legends of Tricksters and Riddlers


Author: Vivian Laubach Thompson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824813024

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 1470

A collection of twelve Hawaiian tales about island men who became tricksters in order to survive and others who became riddlers in order to win a place in their society.

Punia and the King of Sharks

A Hawaiian Folktale


Author: Lee Wardlaw

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630831980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7344

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?

Blues at 11


Author: Rebecca Grace

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628307226

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 3778

Kimberly Delagarza is a familiar face in Los Angeles as she can be seen nightly on the evening news. She drives a fancy car, lives in a house on the beach, and wears designer clothes. But the TV anchorwoman has been accused of murder. No one believes she didn't kill her louse of an ex-boyfriend after he dumped her. Her next picture may be on a wanted poster, and her next home may be the Big House, with a wardrobe consisting of orange jumpsuits. The only man who can help her is someone she once wronged...

Jack the Fish Boy

Vessel of Life


Author: Jesse H. Colbath Iv

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449034799

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 8820

Jack the Fish Boy Vessel of Life: Our world holds two bodies of water with the same echoing name. The first Dead sea is a Jordanian lake of salt located in the heart of the Middle East. The second Dead sea is located somewhere in the inner-world south of the Atlantic sea, between Africa and Antarctica. It is a place of mystery and wonder for Jack William Thomas, a young British boy grieving with emotions from the loss of his mother, while a distant father searches for means of communication with his son. The year of the Great War is born. Jack secretly boards his father's sailing ship during Germany's declaration of war upon the great British Isles. During a menacing storm, Jack is lost at sea, before he is befriended by many different sea creatures, including a beautiful girl named LiLi whom is half human, and half fish. With daring escapes, Jack's life is quickly turned upside down when he's forced to engage in two very different wars at sea. Join Jack as both grueling wars come together in one grand, dueling spectacle. Follow his newfound faith, as it is tested in the blackness of a mad underworld filled with fiendish creatures preventing his return to his native Welsh homeland. This is Jack's first journey for all ages to enjoy. It is the very essence of a well defined, classic story of good versus evil set in the past, present, and future. A magical fable with a twist of faith to help guide the human spirit.

Selections from Fornander's Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore


Author: Abraham Fornander,Samuel H. Elbert

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780870222139

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 877

"A valuable library addition for either a folklorist, a linguist, or an ethnologist." --Western Folklore "The stories in this book are reprinted from Volumes IV and V of The Fornander Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-lore, published by the Bernice P. Bishop Museum in 1917, 1918, and 1919. They include some of the best-loved of Hawaiian stories, and the collection is probably the most important work on a traditional subject ever published in the Hawaiian language.... In the 1860s and 1870s, Abraham Fornander, circuit judge of Maui, employed several Hawaiians to seek out learned Hawaiians and write down their stories. The collectors included S. N. Kamakau, S. Haleole, and Kepelino Keauokalani, each of whom has made important contributions to our knowledge of the old culture." -from the Introduction


Trump im Weißen Haus


Author: Bob Woodward

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644002738

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 799

Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.

The Shark God


Author: Rafe Martin

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590395007

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9303

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.

The Way of the Shark

Lessons on Golf, Business, and Life


Author: Greg Norman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743287754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7692

A champion golfer and CEO of the Great White Shark corporation traces his rise from a teenage caddy to a three-time PGA winner while counseling readers on how to apply strategies learned on the course to a business career. Reprint.

Glory of the Silver King

The Golden Age of Tarpon Fishing


Author: Hart Stilwell

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442677

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

View: 4831

A tribute to a fish, a sport, and a time now past . . . Through a series of chance encounters over several years, fishing guide and journalist Brandon Shuler unearthed multiple drafts of a nearly finished manuscript by an almost forgotten Texas sports writer, Hart Stilwell. Titled “Glory of the Silver King,”the manuscript vividly captured the history of tarpon and snook fishing on the Texas and Mexico Gulf Coast from the 1930s to the end of Stilwell’s life in the early 1970s. Stilwell was a seasoned outdoors journalist with a passion for salt-water fishing. Now, with Shuler’s careful research, editing, and annotation, this lost manuscript has found new life as both an entertaining “fish tale” and a historical snapshot of a region’s natural heritage. It successfully conveys the thrill of fishing for these once abundant species at the same time it tracks—and laments—the rise, decline, and eventual fall of their fisheries in Texas (which Shuler is able to report are now experiencing a rebound). In a personal and informative introduction, Shuler paints a portrait of Stilwell and tells the story of the discovery and evolution of the manuscript. He also provides a look into his own life as an angler and writer, creating a connection with Stilwell that gives the work authenticity and relevance. Anglers will delight in Stilwell’s rollicking prose. Environmentalists will appreciate the book’s lesson in ocean conservation. For all who live on or near the Gulf Coast, Glory of the Silver King reintroduces a forgotten literary treasure and a magnificent fish that once filled the waters at our favorite coastal retreats. "Hart Stilwell was a world-class raconteur and storyteller. His unpublished manuscript on the glory days of coastal fishing became an underground legend, passed around like a sacred totem for decades. Editor Brandon Shuler has revived Stilwell’s folksy charm and penetrating insights, and the result is this engaging and important book."--Steven L. Davis, curator, The Wittliff Collections

Im Takt des Todes



Author: David Baldacci


ISBN: 3838709411

Category: Fiction

Page: 541

View: 1371

In einer Welt der Geheimnisse ist Wissen Macht. Und manchmal tödlich ... Babbage Town ist streng geheim. Dort arbeiten Genies an einer Maschine, die jeden Code knacken soll. Doch nun ist einer der Wissenschaftler ermordet worden. Nur Viggie, die Tochter des Toten, kennt die Hintergründe. Aber Viggie ist autistisch, und jedes Mal, wenn sie nach ihrem Vater gefragt wird, spielt sie auf dem Klavier ein bestimmtes Stück ... Packende Thriller-Unterhaltung von Bestsellerautor David Baldacci - Der dritte Band um das Ermittler-Duo King und Maxwell.

geoENV VI – Geostatistics for Environmental Applications


Author: Amílcar Soares,Maria João Pereira,Roussos Dimitrakopoulos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402064487

Category: Science

Page: 511

View: 6970

This volume contains 40 selected full-text contributions from the Sixth European Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, geoENV IV, held in Rhodes, Greece, October 25-26, 2006. The objective of the editors was to compile a set of papers from which the reader could perceive how geostatistics is applied within the environmental sciences. A few selected theoretical contributions are also included.

I Won't Be Home Next Summer

Flight Lieutenant R.N. Selley DFC (1917Ð1941)


Author: Ron Selley,Kerrin Cocks

Publisher: 30 Degrees South Publishers

ISBN: 1928211194

Category: History

Page: 324

View: 7182

Ronnie Selley, a South African from rural Natal, joined the RAF on a short-service commission in 1937, considered the Golden Age of aviation. During these glory years of Howard Hughes and Amelia Earhart few guessed at the brewing storm and dark days to come. After completing his training on antiquated First World War aircraft, Selley was posted to 220 Squadron Coastal Command, the RAFÕs under-staffed and under-equipped poor relation to the more prestigious Fighter and Bomber Commands. Tasked with reconnaissance, convoy patrols and submarine-hunting the pilots of Coastal Command chalked up more flying hours than any other RAF Command. It was not uncommon for pilots to be in the air, searching the waters of the North Atlantic, for up to sixteen hours a day, in aircraft that were neither capable of such ranges nor, initially, adequately armed to defend their charges. From the outbreak of war until after its cessation Coastal Command had aircraft in the air twenty-four hours a day, every single day. The toll this took on the men of Coastal Command was unthinkable. The first RAF pilot to sink a German U-boat, Selley went on the win the DFC for his actions during the Dunkirk evacuation. He won high praise and newspaper headlines such as ÒPlane fights 13 German warshipsÓ, ÒOne RAF man bombs 3 ships, routs NazisÓ and ÒOne against eightÓ were not uncommon. Selley subsequently suffered acute battle fatigue and spent time convalescing at the Dunblane Hydro. Thereafter, he was posted by the Air Ministry as Air Vice-Marshal BreeseÕs personal pilot. On 5 March 1941 Ronnie Selley, Air Vice-Marshal Breese and the entire crew of the fully armed Lockheed Hudson they was flying experienced engine problems, lost speed, stalled and exploded on impact at Wick in northern Scotland.

The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol X: Later Article

Uncollected Articles, Reviews, and Radio Broadcasts Written After 1900


Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

View: 8980

The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume X: Later Articles and Reviews is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars Richard J. Finneran and George Mills Harper. This first complete edition includes virtually all of the Nobel laureate's published work, in authoritative texts and with extensive explanatory notes. Later Articles and Reviews consists of fifty-four prose pieces published between 1900 and Yeats's death in January 1939 and benefits from the notes and emendations of Yeats scholar Colton Johnson. The pieces collected here are occasional, and they reflect the many interests and engagements of Yeats in his maturity. No longer a reviewer or polemicist, Yeats is an international figure: a senator in the fledgling Irish state, a defining modern poet, a distinguished essayist. And here we have him writing -- with grace, wit, and passion -- on the state of Ireland in the world, on Irish language and Irish literature, on his artistic contemporaries, on the Abbey Theater, on divorce, on censorship, on his evolution as a poet and dramatist, on his own poetry. Volume X also includes texts of ten radio programs Yeats broadcast between 1931 and 1937. This is not only the first collection but also the first printing of Yeats's radio work, which constitutes the largest previously uncollected body of his writings and possibly the most important to remain largely unstudied. Carefully assembled from manuscripts, typescripts, broadcast scripts, and fragmentary recordings, the programs range from a scripted interview on contemporary issues to elaborate stagings of his own and others' poetry. One of the radio programs is presented in an appendix complete with the commissioned musical score that set Yeats's poetry to music, Yeats's own emendations on the BBC broadcast script, and the diacritical notes with which the broadcast reader indicated Yeats's interpretive instructions. Here, then, is seasoned Yeats, writing and speaking vigorously and with keen personal insight about the modern age and his place in it.

Toby Scudder, King of the School


Author: David Gifaldi

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618551583

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 201

View: 5165

Priding himself on not doing homework and on never losing a fight, Toby starts sixth grade planning to rule the school but sixth grade has some definite surprises in store for him.