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 beforeit 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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Published May 25, 2004
by HMH Books for Young Readers.
Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction.