Hawaiian Rainbows

Hawaiian Rainbows

by Robert Thornhill

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Overview

In their third trip down Rainbow Road, Blake and Breonna travel to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii.
Lucky Leprechaun gives Blake the gold coin for Super Strength.
Blake must use his newest power, along with his X-ray Vision and Breonna's Super Hearing, to battle bullies, a hungry shark and modern day pirates.
Will it be enough?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453658918
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2010
Series: Rainbow Road Series , #3
Pages: 92
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Author Robert Thornhill and his wife, Peg, lived in Maui, Hawaii from 2002 to 2007.
Hawaiian Rainbows, the third in the Rainbow Road series reflects the author's love for the island and its culture.

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Hawaiian Rainbows 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
chj29erCJ More than 1 year ago
The third story, Hawaiian Rainbows, takes Blake, and his younger sister, Breonna (the real grandchildren of Thornhill), to Hawaii...a far distance from their home in MO. After a rainstorm, the two take the Rainbow Road, a multi-colored twisty-curvy stream like a waterslide ride, to the green bed of Lucky Leprechaun, the keeper of the Pot of Gold. These gold coins are not for money...they empower the recipient of the coin to have a special ability to do super-power things! Blake is given the super power of Strength this time and uses it to stop a bully and to rescue a girl from a shark. The learn that they can use their previous powers while on these missions and he and Breonna team up with their powers of X-ray Vision and Super Hearing to catch two modern day pirates who have robbed the passengers on a tour boat. All this while enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean and palm trees. When they return home they can hardly wait for the next rainy day to see where they will be transported on the Rainbow Road! Blake and Breonna are not perfect children, but they want to be good, as do most real children. The lessons they are learning from their parents, along with the lessons learned by using Lucky's gold coins, are gently taught to the reader in an environment that is fanciful and exciting. The illustrations are in Black & White, which allows the more creative child to color them as s/he imagines they should look. This is nice touch that draws children even closer into the stories and lets them take pride of ownership in the book. These would make great gifts as one volume, or as a set, for children in the primary grades who can begin to read the stories to themselves and younger siblings. They do follow a chronological order as each new book builds on the one before, so those who buy might want to start with Book 1 and work their way forward. Looks like the new generation has a new set of heroes! This was a sure winner with my granddaughter, and I'm sure your youngsters will enjoy it, too!
sjziegler More than 1 year ago
The ball game was called on account of rain. Blake and Breonna skip a trip to get ice cream so they can be home when the sun comes out and they can take Rainbow Road to see Lucky. In their prior visits, Lucky gave them a super power and the children used the powers to help the community. They assumed they were helping people in Lucky's town, but they have found out that they have helped real people in real places. Lucky explains to them that they are sent to wherever they are needed. After Blake receives his super power, they enter a land they have never seen before. I GIVE THIS BOOK: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars I received a .pdf version of this book so I do not know what the coloring and pictures look like throughout the book, but if it is anything like the cover, I would take a guess and say it would be good enough to add an extra 1/2 star. As much as I liked the values this book is trying to teach, some of the methods are not the best. Having an eight-year-old swim into the ocean to save a girl from a shark by punching it in the face while the older surfers paddle for safety is not an idea I want in my child's head. Or trapping a burglar in a car when he had a gun. I know it is a book and not real, but young minds are impressionable. This book would come with a lot of explanation from the parents on what not to do and I do not know if it is worth it. However, I am still excited to see what adventures await for Blake and Breonna as I continue to read the series. If you don't believe me, check it out for yourself! Until next time, live life one page at a time!