Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Backbone of the King: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku” as Want to Read:
Backbone of the King: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Backbone of the King: The Story of Paka'a and His Son Ku

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  3 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Due to jealousies within his Hawaiian tribe Paka'a is exiled, but his son strives to restore him to his former position as special guardian of the king.
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (first published August 1st 1984)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Backbone of the King, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Backbone of the King

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-10)
Rating details
Sort: Default
rated it really liked it
Sep 13, 2010
rated it really liked it
Apr 13, 2018
Rick Long
rated it really liked it
Nov 29, 2012
Muse Here
marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2014
is currently reading it
Feb 22, 2013
Francelle Hanohano
marked it as to-read
Oct 12, 2013
Kellie Demarsh
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
marked it as to-read
Jun 06, 2015
Sherlyn Burkhart
marked it as to-read
Jan 12, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Marcia Brown has won the Caldecott Medal three times, the only person to do so until David Wiesner in 2007. She is also the winner of the 1977 Regina Medal, a six-time recipent of the Caldecott Honor, and the winner of the 1992 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for her lifetime body of work in children's literature.

Brown continued to paint in her studio in California, focusing on Chinese art instead of c
More about Marcia Brown