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Gift of Hawaii
by Laura Bannon
A story about a Hawaiian family. It's Mama's birthday and John John wants to buy her a gift. But with only a few shiny pennies, what can he get for her?
School & Library Binding, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Albert Whitman & Co
(first published 1961)
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Jul 11, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
A sweet story about a little boy who wants to buy his Mama a present. The pictures and story are very rustic Hawaiian, but still translate well, almost 50 years later. The expression of Aloha is used often, explaining its many meanings. Our girls liked this story.