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The Sleeping Giant: A Tale from Kaua'i

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The Sleeping Giant is a tale explaining the existence of the mountain Nounou on the island of Kauai that looks like the outstretched body of a sleeping giant. An enchanted fish is caught by a fisherman on the island of Kauai. To all the villagers' surprise, the fish grows and grows, his scales fall, his fins turn into arms and legs, and he becomes a giant. Hungry, the gian ...more
Published January 1st 2006 by Beachhouse Pub.
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Marissa Pezzullo
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This Tale gives a magnificent story about how the mountains of Kaua'i in Hawaii were formed. In the book the person started as a fish was sad and ate Poi. The fish then grew into a man who then kept growing bigger and bigger. once it found happiness it laid down to sleep and never woke again. Eventually dirt, grass, and rock formed a mountain. This would be a great book to have in my classroom library because i enjoyed reading about this folk tale. ...more
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite places is Kauai --when a friend of mine mentioned the release of this book for children (and adults too!) I had to get it.
It's a wonderful tale about this mountain in Kauai called Nounou and beautifuly illustrated by artist Edna Moran- I love it and it's sitting on my coffee table!
Kelly Powell
This book was not one of my favorites books to read but it was a new tale that I had never heard before. I like to learn about other cultures and their beliefs or tales so I decided to read this book from Kauai. The pictures in this book were also not my favorite because they were more rounded and I appreciate more realistic illustrations.
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This was a great story for learning about old tales that are handed down in villages. I think it would work well also for teaching about an island lifestyle.
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