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The Shark King: Toon Books Level 3
The Shark King: Toon Books Level 3
Written by R. Kikuo Johnson
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 1935179160
ISBN-13: 9781935179160
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The Shark King: Toon Books Level 3

author/illustrator: R. Kikuo Johnson

From the islands of Hawaii comes the electrifying tale of Nanaue, who has to balance his yearning for Dad's guidance with his desire for Mom's nurture. Award-winning cartoonist R. Kikuo Johnson transports young readers to the lush tropical shores of his native Hawaii. Fluent or not, young readers will be thrilled when they experience the transformative powers of a stirring literary work.

Meet Nanaue, a boy craving to be who he truly is.
suggested retail price (U.S./CAN):
$12.95 / $15.00
isbn-10/isbn-13:
1935179160 / 9781935179160
on sale date:
04/2012
type/format:
First readers / Hard Cover
age range:
4 yrs and up
# of pages/size:
40 / 6" x 9"
grade range:
Preschool and up
 
author’s comments:
R. Kikuo Johnson grew up in Hawaii on the island of Maui. For generations, native Hawaiians have told tales of the shape-shifting shark god Kamohaoali'i; The Shark King is the artist's version of one such tale about the insatiable appetite of Kamohoali'i's son, Nanaue. Kikuo's 2005 graphic novel Night Fisher - also set in Hawaii - earned him both a Harvey Award and the Russ Manning Award for best new cartoonist. He spent his childhood exploring the rocky shore at low tide in front of his grandmother's house and diving with his older brother. Since moving to the mainland, Kikuo has discovered the joys of swimming in fresh water and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he enjoys cooking, playing his ukulele, and riding his bike all over the city.
 
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