Punia and the King of Sharks: A Hawaiian Folktale

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Dial Books for Young Readers, Jan 1, 1997 - Folklore - 32 pages
4 Reviews
Punia successfully outwits the King of the Sharks and is able to get lobster out of his guarded cave three times, but when Punia returns, the King of the Sharks is very angry, and Punia will have to use all of his wits if he wants to survive.

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User Review  - LindseyB12 - LibraryThing

This is the story of a young Hawaiian boy who outsmarts a group of sharks in order to continue to feed his family delicious lobsters as his father did before he was attacked. This book can be used for lessons on overcoming or solving problems, as well as helping others. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn Thrasher - Goodreads

Really great, exciting read aloud. Bright, clear pictures make it great classroom and library fare. Punia is a trickster character from Hawaiian mythology/folklore (from what I can tell, his mother is ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Lee Wardlaw is the award-winning author of 20 books for young readers, including Bubblemania: The Chewy History of Bubble Gum and 101 Ways to Bug Your Parents. She lives in Santa Barbara, CA.

FELIPE DAVALOS is an internationally acclaimed artist. Winner of the 2000 Pura Belpr Illustrator Honor Award, he has illustrated several books for children. His illustrations have also been published in leading magazines such as National Geographic and Scientific American, and in art history/archeology books focusing on pre-Columbian cultures. A native of Mexico, Davalos now lives with his family in Sacramento, California.

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