Hawaiian Family Album

Hawaiian Family Album

by Matthew Kaopio

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ISBN-13: 9781566478700
Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/28/2008
Pages: 51
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Hawaiian Family Album 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
LehuaParker More than 1 year ago
Mathew Kaopio, the author of Hawaiian Family Album, is an extraordinarily talented mouth-brush painter. His illustrations intrigued me enough to pick up his book, but as good as they are, they aren’t the heart and soul of his book. His book is classic talk story—kids bugging a busy grandma to tell them family stories from her youth. In the eleven stories presented here, Grandma passes down Hawaiian culture and traditions and teaches the kids how to find their way through many of life’s difficulties. One of my favorites, K¿ne-o-kekai: Man of the Sea, tells the story of a woman’s fall into the sea and her rescue by a great white shark. It reinforces other opinions I heard as a child that sharks were to be respected, but not necessarily feared, and that ancestors are always ready to help. The stories are funny, scary, and heartwarming, the perfect length for just before bedtime reading for kids. If you’re looking for some authentic Hawaiian culture, this book’s a winner.