The Tsunami Quilt

Grandfather's Story


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1410308456

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2524

April 1, 1946 - an enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, causing death and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to have survived find their lives forever altered. Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much - they go everywhere together, sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfather has yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage to Laupahoehoe Point. Here, in silent remembrance, Grandfather places a flower lei atop a stone monument. It is only after his grandfather's sudden death that Kimo learns the story behind their annual visit and the reason for the sadness that has haunted his grandfather throughout the years. Evocative writing brings this tragic event from Hawaiian history to present-day reality for young readers today.Award-winning children's author Anthony D. Fredericks is a former reading specialist who now teaches at York College in York, Pennsylvania. He has authored more than 35 children's books on a variety of science, nature, and environmental topics. The Tsunami Quilt is his first book for Sleeping Bear Press. Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, exploring tide pools and enjoying the beauty of the natural world, which provided inspiration for her future career in children's books. She lives in Windward, Oahu. Tammy also illustrated A is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet for Sleeping Bear Press.

Much More Social Studies Through Children's Literature

A Collaborative Approach


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591584452

Category: Education

Page: 255

View: 2352

These dynamic literature-based activities will help you energize the entire social studies curriculum and implement national (and state) standards.

101 Great, Ready-to-use Book Lists for Children


Author: Nancy J. Keane

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 8193

Organized by seven broad subject areas, offers reading lists for children in grades K through eight for use by librarians and teachers.

The Secret Life of Clams

The Mysteries and Magic of Our Favorite Shellfish


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1632201186

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 2592

Get up close and personal with an amazing creature that has invaded our lexicon as well as our restaurants. It breathes with tubes, it has no head or brain, it feeds through a filter, and it is the source of dozens of familiar proverbs (“happy as a clam!”). Clams, it turns out, have been worshipped (by the Moche people of ancient Peru), used as money (by the Algonquin Indians), and consumed by people for thousands of years. Yet The Secret Life of Clams is the first adult trade book to deal exclusively with this gastronomic treat that is more complex than its simple two shells might reveal. The Secret Life of Clams features compelling insights, captivating biology, wry observations, and up-to-the-minute natural history that will keep readers engaged and enthralled. Written by award-winning science author Anthony D. Fredericks, The Secret Life of Clams includes a comfortable infusion of humor, up-to-date research, fascinating individuals (scientists and laypeople alike), and the awe of a fellow explorer as he guides readers on a journey of wonder and adventure. Along with an appreciation for oceanic creatures, this is a guidebook for armchair marine biologists everywhere who seek amazing discoveries in concert with compelling narration.

The Teacher's Handbook

Strategies for Success


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607095580

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 8994

This book_an all-in-one sourcebook of practical ideas and solutions_provides simple, convenient strategies for every classroom teacher. A creative range of 'inside information' is offered for teachers to dip into and savor for their professional and personal pursuits.

Songs and Rhymes Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers


Author: Anthony D. Fredericks

Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press

ISBN: 9781591586272

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 1774

Provides popular rhymes and nonsense verses for children and includes teaching guides and suggestions for the classroom.

Shoreline Quilts


Author: Cyndy Lyle Rymer

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781571202017

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 4715

Meet 15 quilt makers who have interpreted their visions beautifully, then choose from 12 quilt projects, all with a shoreline theme.




Author: Boyd Morrison

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641076757

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3851

Ein Tsunami bedroht Hawaii. Während die ersten Wellen Waikiki Beach erreichen, kämpft ein Mann um das Leben tausender Menschen Memorial Day, strahlend blauer Himmel über Hawaii: Kai Tanaka, stellvertretender Direktor des Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Honolulu, registriert kleinere Erdstöße in einer entfernten Pazifikregion. Noch weiß er nicht, dass an jener Stelle gerade ein vollbesetztes Flugzeug in einem riesigen Feuerball über dem Ozean explodiert ist und sich eine Katastrophe unvorstellbaren Ausmaßes ankündigt. Doch als jeglicher Kontakt zu einer kleineren pazifischen Inselgruppe abbricht, überkommt Tanaka eine schreckliche Gewissheit. Es bleiben genau 60 Minuten, um das Leben seiner Familie und unzähliger Menschen zu retten ...

Easy Butterfly Origami


Author: Tammy Yee

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486784576

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 8755

Thirty full-color designs to fold include simple instructions and fun facts about each species. Patterns are perforated for easy removal and offer accurate portrayals of variations in insects' top and bottom sides.

Large-Scale Disasters

Prediction, Control, and Mitigation


Author: Mohamed Gad-el-Hak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472291

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 7228

'Extreme' events - including climatic events, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, drought - can cause massive disruption to society, including large death tolls and property damage in the billions of dollars. Events in recent years have shown the importance of being prepared and that countries need to work together to help alleviate the resulting pain and suffering. This volume presents an integrated review of the broad research field of large-scale disasters. It establishes a common framework for predicting, controlling and managing both manmade and natural disasters. There is a particular focus on events caused by weather and climate change. Other topics include air pollution, tsunamis, disaster modeling, the use of remote sensing and the logistics of disaster management. It will appeal to scientists, engineers, first responders and health-care professionals, in addition to graduate students and researchers who have an interest in the prediction, prevention or mitigation of large-scale disasters.

Nach der Welle


Author: Sonali Deraniyagala

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030626

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5246

*** »Ein ganz erstaunliches, wunderschönes Buch.« Joan Didion *** »Ich schrie nicht, heulte nicht auf. Ich fiel nicht in Ohnmacht. Abwarten, dachte ich mir. Ich warte ab, bis sie sie alle gefunden haben, und dann bringe ich mich um.« Sri Lanka, 26. Dezember 2004. Sonali Deraniyagala verbringt die Weihnachtsferien mit ihrer Familie in einem wunderschönen Hotel direkt an der Küste, als die Welle kommt. Sonali selbst überlebt knapp, aber sie verliert ihre gesamte Familie, ihren Mann, die beiden kleinen Söhne und ihre Eltern. »Ein unglaublich starkes und zutiefst bewegendes Buch, wie ich schon lange keines mehr gelesen habe. ... Sonali Deraniyagala beschreibt eine Katastrophe und ihre Auswirkungen, die keiner von uns miterleben musste. Und gleichzeitig erweckt sie in ihrem atemberaubenden Erfahrungsbericht alle diejenigen wieder zum Leben, die sie verloren hat, so dass auch wir sie niemals vergessen werden.« Michael Ondaatje

Easy Bird Origami

30 Pre-Printed Bird Models


Author: Tammy Yee

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486812723

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 383

Thirty original bird models offer simple instructions and fun facts about each species printed directly on the back of each full-color pattern. Pages are perforated for easy removal.

River Rescue


Author: Jennifer Keats Curtis

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781607188353

Category: Birds

Page: 32

View: 9501

When oil spills, workers hurry to clean the land and water. But oil spills can also affect every animal that lives in the area. Who helps these wild animals? On the East Coast, a team from Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research rushes to the scene to save as many as possible. Follow along to learn how these experts capture oiled animals and treat them quickly and safely so that they may be returned to the wild. This illustrated nonfiction is based on the extensive experience of the Oiled Wildlife Response Team at Tri-State.

A True Princess of Hawai'i


Author: Beth Greenway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781628559484

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4207

"Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes when a real Hawaiian princess comes to save the town of Hilo from Mauna Loa's volcanic lava flow. Based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai'i"--


Tales of the Earth : Four Events that Changed the World


Author: Richard Hamblyn

Publisher: Pan Macmillan


Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 9883

Blending history, science and eye-witness accounts, and arranged in chapters that correspond to the four ancient elements (earth, air, fire and water), Terra is a book about life, death and natural disasters. Through four case studies - the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the European weather panics of 1783, the eruption of Krakatau in 1883 and the Hilo tsunami of 1946 - Richard Hamblyn paints a vivid picture of these turbulent events; their drama and scale; their inevitability and indiscriminate destruction.