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The Shark King by R. Kikuo Johnson
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Based on a Hawaiian legend concerning the Shark King and his son, this graphic novel for young readers contains simple vocabulary and is divided into three chapters. When Kalei falls in love with a handsome young man who rescues her while she is searching for sea snails, little does she know that he is the Shark King. He leaves Kalei behind once their child's birth is imminent, somehow knowing that his son will need his help in the future. When their son, Nanaue, is caught stealing fish from the local fishermen to satisfy his hunger, the others chase him and vow revenge, forcing him to leap into the ocean. Little do they know that the Shark King has provided an opening for his son. The events that occur in this Toon Book occur rapidly, allowing little time for readers to become bored. Plus, it's great to have a story from Hawaii available for young readers.
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