Calvin Coconut by Graham Salisbury
Hero of Hawaii

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Hawaii boy Calvin Coconut has come up with the best idea ever for his sister Darci's birthday party. But a huge tropical storm hits the islands and threatens everything. It rains and rains. And rains.

The river next to Calvin's house rises high. When Calvin's friend Willy falls into the raging water, Calvin grabs his skiff to save him. As Willy is swept into the bay, Calvin struggles in the wild waves. What happens next shows Calvin what heroes are made of.


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About Graham Salisbury

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Graham Salisbury writes from the heart and draws on his own experiences of growing up in Hawaii. His drive to write about the emotional journey that kids must take to become adults in a challenging and complicated world is evident through his work. Says the author: "I've thought a lot about what my job is, or should be, as an author of books for young readers. I don't write to teach, preach, lecture, or criticize, but to explore. . . . And if my stories show [characters] choosing certain life options, and the possible consequences of having chosen those options, then maybe I will have finally done something worthwhile. Wonder of wonders." Salisbury has already done something worthwhile. His first novel, Blue Skin of the Sea, won the PEN/Norma Klein Award, the Bank Street Child Study Awa
 
Published March 8, 2011 by Wendy Lamb Books. 162 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Read full review > Sixth in a winning series set in Oahu, Hawaii, this latest about 9-year-old Calvin spins a new twist about his struggle with the island bully that will leave readers satisfied with its auspicious, though imperfect, resolution.

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Oregon Live

A perfect end-of-summer tale is "Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet," written by Graham Salisbury of Lake Oswego.

Jul 23 2009 | Read Full Review of Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii

City Book Review

Then Darci gives Calvin one of her tickets, so Calvin gives tickets to his friends.

Dec 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Calvin Coconut: Hero of Hawaii

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