Punia and the King of Sharks by Lee Wardlaw
A Hawaiian Folktale

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All Punia wants is a succulent lobster dinner for himself and his mother, and the use of the lobster cave for his fellow villagers. Three times Punia tricks the King of Sharks, the guardian of the lobster cave; three times he brings home fresh lobster. 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. Full color.
 

About Lee Wardlaw

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Lee Wardlaw is the award-winning author of 20 books for young readers, including "Bubblemania: The Chewy History of Bubble Gum" and "101 Ways to Bug Your Parents." She lives in Santa Barbara, CA. FELIPE DAVALOS is an internationally acclaimed artist. Winner of the 2000 Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor Award, he has illustrated several books for children. His illustrations have also been published in leading magazines such as National Geographic and Scientific American, and in art history/archeology books focusing on pre-Columbian cultures. A native of Mexico, Davalos now lives with his family in Sacramento, California.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books. Non-fiction

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A few suspenseful sentences later, the shark problem is solved, and Punia is hailed as the new King of Sharks.

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Jaunty prose and artwork join forces in this adaptation of a Hawaiian folktale in which a slip of a boy outwits the treacherous King of Sharks. Some years before, Punia's father was eaten by sharks wh

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Three times he steals lobster from the king's private supply, and three times he causes the king to distrust his closest followers until, on the fourth attempt, Punia fights the king alone.

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