Puanani and the Volcano: Hawaiian Island Adventures

Puanani and the Volcano: Hawaiian Island Adventures

Puanani and the Volcano: Hawaiian Island Adventures

Puanani and the Volcano: Hawaiian Island Adventures


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Kilauea's eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii affected an elementary school girl Puanani. It is her encouraging this meaningful story that shows Puanani turning her feelings of helplessness about the lava flowing into the ocean into a dogged determination to save as much sea life as possible-especially the turtles. Her persistence inspires her family and canoe club to help her in the quest to make beaches and shorelines a cleaner and safer place for the animals and people who love them.

*Written in English with Hawaiian vocabulary included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949711059
Publisher: Bluewater Publications
Publication date: 11/04/2019
Series: Hawaiian Island Adventures , #1
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Jo Ann grew up in a military family. It was on a brief layover in Hawaiʻi on the way to Japan that she fell in love with Hawaiʻi. Years later, she found her way back to Hawaiʻi. She married, became a nurse and worked in the neonatal unit Kapiʻolani Medical Center. As a coach and referee for AYSO soccer, she enjoyed helping children develop positively and gain confidence in themselves. She has taken Hawaiian language and culture classes. Volunteering at a local Punana Leo preschool, (a Hawaiian medium education preschool) helps her further her learning of Hawaiian. Her writing focuses on events in Hawaii as well as other stories that have ties to Hawaii.

Sierra Tabor has been an editor at Bluewater Publications since spring of 2017, but she has been fascinated by the art of storytelling for much longer. She has been an avid reader and book lover since childhood and first began volunteering her services as a beta reader and editor in high school. She has a degree in Psychology and experience teaching English as a foreign language. She first began college with plans to major in English; however, in her first psychology class, she fell in love with the story of human nature and the concepts used to analyze it. When it comes to improving stories, Sierra likes to look at both the big picture and the details to assist writers in creating the vision they wish to express to their readers. At Bluewater Publications, Sierra focuses on developmental editing, which involves fine-tuning story structure, character development, and the context that helps all the elements blend together.
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