Dog-of-the-Sea-Waves by James Rumford

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In this fictional account of the discovery of the Hawai-ian Islands, James Rumford takes us back more than fifteen hundred years to meet five Polynesian brothers who are about to explore a new world.
After a long journey to their new home, the young- est brother, Manu, soon discovers what appears to be a wounded dog on the beach. But it is like no dog he or his brothers has ever seen before—it has flippers for legs, a fish’s tail, and the body of a dolphin!
Gentle Manu nurses this strange animal back to health, and a bond of friendship and aloha embraces them and protects them when danger comes.
Throughout this sequel to The Island-below-the-Star, Rumford’s vibrant watercolors show us the unique life forms that have evolved in the Hawaiian Islands: birds, plants, and fish that exist nowhere else on earth. And with this visual story comes an important reminder: to care for Hawaii and for our Island Earth as well.

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Master storyteller James Rumford combines his love for art and history in his picture books. Each of his books is vastly different in its content, design, and illustrations but one aspect remains constant throughout his work: his passion about his subjects. Rumford, a resident of Hawaii, has studied more than a dozen languages and worked in the Peace Corps, where he traveled to Africa, Asia, and Afghanistan. He draws from these experiences and the history of his subject when he is working on a book. His book Sequoyah: The Cherokee Man Who Gave His People Writing was a 2005 Sibert Honor winner.
Published May 25, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While exploring the Hawaiian Islands, five Polynesian brothers are intrigued by the new and wonderful creatures and plants they find.

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