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Duke Kahanamoku, a genuine Hawaiian hero, comes alive in these pages. A fast-paced account of his trials and triumphs in setting a world record in swimming and then capturing a Gold Medal at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. Also a bonus tale of how he introduced board surfing "down under" in Australia.
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ELLIE CROWE is the award-winning author of Surfer of the Century, the Life of Duke Kahanamoku (Lee and Low Books NY), Exploring Hawaii, Places of Power, History, Mystery and Magic (Island Heritage Honolulu), Hawaii, A Pictorial Celebration (Sterling Publishing NY) Hardcore Inventing, Invent, Protect, Promote and Profit (Skyhorse Publishing NY) Kamehameha, The Boy Who Became a Warrior King(Island Heritage HI), The Boy Who Tricked the Ghosts (Island Heritage HI) See Under the Sea (Island Heritage Hawaii) See Under the Deep Blue Sea Whale Tail (Island Heritage Hawaii),Go to Sleep Hide and Seek, (Island Heritage Hawaii) Touch and Sea Sea Shore (Island Heritage Hawaii, Touch and Sea Rain Forest (Island Heritage HI)
AWARDS: Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Once Upon a World Award 2008, Texas Bluebonnet Master List 2011, Asian Pacific American Award for Children's Literature 2008, Bank Street College Books of the Year 2008, Kahili Award in Literary Arts 2004, Hawaii Tourism Association Award for Excellence 2002, Kirayama Notable Books 2008, Bloomsbury Review Editors Favorite 2008, Texas Women's University Librarians Choice 2008, School Library Journal Starred Review, Hawaii Book Publishers Association 5 Awards for Literary Excellence 2004.
A wonderful bio of Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku...really made the story of this Hawaiian legend come to life! Well written and with beautiful paintings. - T. Custodio "I love books and art" Amazon Customer Review
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