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

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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)
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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
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