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Aloha, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

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Kanani loves helping out in her family's store and sharing the wonders of Hawaii with visitors. When her chic cousin Rachel from Manhattan comes to stay for a month, Kanani can't wait to get to know her cousin and help Rachel feel at home. But a clash of cultures ensures, and Kanani feels ignored. She tries to extend hospitality but everything she does seems to make Rachel unhappy. How can she find a way to connect with her cousin and make things better? "Sometimes people who want help the least need it the ...
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Kanani loves helping out in her family's store and sharing the wonders of Hawaii with visitors. When her chic cousin Rachel from Manhattan comes to stay for a month, Kanani can't wait to get to know her cousin and help Rachel feel at home. But a clash of cultures ensures, and Kanani feels ignored. She tries to extend hospitality but everything she does seems to make Rachel unhappy. How can she find a way to connect with her cousin and make things better? "Sometimes people who want help the least need it the most," her mother tells her. After a mixup with a diary leads to a fight, Kanani reaches out to Rachel in an openhearted spirit of caring and good will, and discovers that she has misjudged her cousin. In the process, Kanani learns the true meaning of Hawaii's "aloha spirit."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593698393
  • Publisher: American Girl Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: American Girl of the Year Series
  • Pages: 116
  • Sales rank: 627,760
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.32 (d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee

Lisa Yee’s first novel, Millicent Min, Girl Genius, won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor from the SCBWI. Her other novels include Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time (an ALA Notable Book), So Totally Emily Ebers, Absolutely Maybe, and Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally). She lives in South Pasadena, California, with her family. Please visit her website at lisayee.com.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2011

    Aloha Kanani a stellar kid book

    Okay, so I'm just a kid but thought this was a great book! The book is a story about how two girls overcome their differences and become friends.
    Kanani wants to make her cousin Rachel feel welcome, but the more she tries the worse things get!But at the end theyI FINALLY become friends. All in all this was a geat book.

    20 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    loved it

    The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading it from start to finish.

    18 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Kanani

    I have the Kanani doll, and I love her story. Beautiful doll=beautiful story in her case. Her story is my faveorite, and she is my fave doll.

    10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Book

    This book is about two girls ,Kanani and Rachel.Rachel is visiting Kanani and isn't very comfortable in Waipunu or I think Waipuna lol.Rachel gets more nice but then she gets snappy again.But they overcome all of their diffrences and become friends.This book can teach kids about being a good friend.Its a great book for kids eight and up.I also have the doll.Her hair is awedome and really fun to care for.U need to brush her hair then squirtt it and then finger curl it.then there u go.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Aloha Readers

    This is a book that teaches kids the importance of being nice to one another and learning not how hard life is for you but for other people who are closer to you then you know. I would suggest this book to kids with outstanding manners and kids without outstanding manners. I t teaches a lesson to both kinds of kids.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Awsome

    Love this!!! Best book american girl has ever written!!!

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Love the book

    So cool i love the book ! Keep making them!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Awesome

    I got the sample and then i bought the book really really good

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Anomys

    Awesome best book ever fast read AWEMOME BOOK !!!!!!!!!! IF YOU HAVENT READ THIS BOOK YOU NEED TO IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY YOU NEED TO BUY NOW BEST BOOK EVER YOU MUST BUY IT NOW YOU MUST RWAD IT NOW REALLY YOU MUST GET IT OIF YOU DONR YOU ARE LOSING OUT ON TJE BEST BOOK EVER REA NOW REALLY YOU MUST READ THI BEST BOOK EVER READ !!!!!!!!

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Kannani is awesome!

    This is such a cute book!!!!! I totaly LUV it!!!!!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2011

    Aloha

    Loved it!!! Now I want to go to Hawaii..

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    L

    OK! Nice! Cool!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Kanani

    Kanani is a great book that setting is in hawii and goes from sad to happy

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    highly recommeded

    enjoyed reading this american girl book i received it as a christmas gift

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I love her

    This is a good book worth the money

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    love this book

    I find this book appropriate for children.I think children learn that when a relitve comes you should make them feel welcome.I would recommend this book to other parents.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Great!

    This book is great! It is very descriptive and I can always imagine the stoy playibpng out in my head as I read along.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Kanani

    This is a great book u will <3 it & all american girl books are awsome 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 it


    <3 :)

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    Luv it

    Best book ever !!!! Get it !!!! Totally worth the money !!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Amazing

    Some people can really relate to it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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