Good Job, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

Good Job, Kanani (American Girl of the Year Series)

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by Lisa Yee
     
 

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Kanani enjoys working at her family's new shave ice stand to raise money to protect the Hawaiian monk seal. If only she hadn't promised her best friend Celina that she would take surfing lessons with her! When the girls' friendship starts to unravel, Kanani finds herself spending summer days alone--and loney. She realizes that her elderly neighbor could use some

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Kanani enjoys working at her family's new shave ice stand to raise money to protect the Hawaiian monk seal. If only she hadn't promised her best friend Celina that she would take surfing lessons with her! When the girls' friendship starts to unravel, Kanani finds herself spending summer days alone--and loney. She realizes that her elderly neighbor could use some help and begins spending time with her and other elders in need. As the annual arts and crafts testival approaches and the big surfing competition nears, Kanani searches for a way to renew her friendship with Celina--and finds inspiration in an unexpected place.

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School Library Journal
Gr4–6—Kanani Akina is a typical 10-year-old, small-town Hawaiian. She spends the summer helping in her parents' sweet shop and paddleboarding with her friends. In Aloha, her cousin from New York City comes for a month. Kanani is excited about sharing island life with her and is surprised that Rachel seems unhappy and unimpressed with Waipuna. Finding a trapped monk seal forces the girls to move past their discomfort and work together to find help. In a tender and realistic way, they learn to trust one another. In Good Job, Kanani continues to help the monk seals by earning money to print posters raising awareness while she navigates a changing relationship with a lifelong friend. In both books, full-page, bright, realistic color paintings are interspersed throughout. Hawaiian words and expressions are used realistically throughout. A list of stories about real girls who participate in a range of volunteer projects to help animals or other people is appended. Kanani is a likable heroine to whom young readers can relate. Multicultural titles that are wholesome and sweet without being saccharine.—Amelia Jenkins, Juneau Public Library, AK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593698423
Publisher:
American Girl Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
American Girl of the Year Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
730L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

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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Good Job, Kanani 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
The book is definitely a must read. I have enjoyed reading it from start to finish.
countrygirlMO More than 1 year ago
im a 10 year old girl and i loved this book !:) you should buy it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kanani is a role model. Amerivcan gir did great with this one. And the doll is sooooooo cute wish they still sold her stuff, i only got acssesories and party outfit. Like for barksee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is out of this world!! WAY TO GO LISA YEE!! God bless you and your family!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME!!!!! BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book it has a great hawiann setting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story! Way to go Lisa Yee!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is GREAT I defentley think you should read this book:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear you,.. If you want this book get it I dare you! It only cost like $5.00! GET IT NOW!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is okay. Im older than ten so i dont like it as much. I completely get it but these things seem childish when you get older. The book is great for girls ten amd under. If you are above tht age you wont enjoy it as much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is better than the first but still such a dhot sample
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the sample is making me want to buy the book to see what happens next.I also liked Aloha,Kanani.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever!! I loved reading thibook from start to finish!!! I could not put this book down it was that good!! This is a book that everyone mmmmmmuuuuuuusssssttttttt read as soon as possible!!!!! If you do not have this book I reccomond getting it right now!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Kanani and I have the doll. I also have both her books. -Blazetail
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LISTEN! ANYONE WHO HATES KANANI IS JUST AS FOOLISH AS A SPINELESS JELLYFISH!!!!!!!!!!!! Kanani is the greatest book ever! The second one is AWESOME! so just shut up and find a new book to read! Anyone who agrees with me type a review that says shut uo and find a new book! Thank you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is #1! I wish im her !!! i want to try shave ice!!! want to come to howii with me ? I wish they would make more . Love rina b
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book!!!!!!!!!! ~ &hearts #selfie &hearts ~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice book!!!!!! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you look at the cover you will get me but this book is not interesting so
Anonymous More than 1 year ago