Shark King


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Beginning Readers

ISBN: 9781614793052

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 970

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: 8883

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: 2856

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.

Punia and the King of Sharks

A Hawaiian Folktale


Author: Lee Wardlaw

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630831980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1360

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?

The Dolphin, The Sea, and Princess Annemarie


Author: Michael F. Corriere

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460284755

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

View: 7863

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.

Jack the Fish Boy

Vessel of Life


Author: Jesse H. Colbath Iv

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449034799

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 5182

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.

Blues at 11


Author: Rebecca Grace

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628307226

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 7495

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...

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: 8518

"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

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: 3236

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