The Water Shell by Gretchen Schields

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Life on the beautiful island paradise of Kua-i-Helani is perfect and unchanging. Then one day the soldiers of the evil Fire Queen manage to steal the Water Shell that protects the island from the queen’s rage. The queen creates a flaming volcano that covers the island with burning lava, and a huge tidal wave carries the island people out to sea. Only the child Keiki survives-and it is up to her to overcome the power of the queen and restore the island’s beauty and tranquillity.

About Gretchen Schields

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Gretchen Schields is a published author and an illustrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Gretchen Schields include Bow Wow Meow (Sagwa), Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat: Acrobat Cats, Princess Sheegwa (Sagwa The Chinese Siamese Cat).
Published October 31, 1995 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Keiki's rambling quest advances with the help of some curious individuals (including two ``fabulously tattooed'' Wind Children) but is considerably slowed down by Schields's tendency to overwrite: Keiki ""tore the magic egg from the flaming breast of the Fire Queen and pulled it to her"";

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