Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamokuby Ellie Crowe, Richard Waldrep
The true story of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, six-time Olympic swimming champion and legendary surfer who popularized surfing around the world.
Meet the Author
Ellie Crowe is a native South African who lived in Australia for eighteen years and has now lived in Hawaii for almost twenty years. She is a full-time writer with several books, most published locally in Hawaii (see below), to her credit. Crowe first heard of Duke Kahanamoku while living in Australia. Moving to Hawaii, she found Duke was a hero there too. "He is a great role model and I wanted to introduce him to young readers today," says Crowe. She lives in Honolulu with her husband and their three children.
Richard Waldrep is a full-time illustrator. He has created award-winning illustrations for editorial, publishing, advertising, and corporate clients including Men's Health, U.S. News and World Report, the Washington Post, and Parker Brothers. His paintings honoring subjects as varied as the Olympic Games, American music, and history have appeared on U.S. postage stamps. He lives in Sparks, Maryland.
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