Makoona

Morano, John

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Synopsis: Welcome to the inspiring story of Binti, a female octopus who lives in the Makoona coral reef, and Kemar, a Cambodian boy who fishes the reef. As a mollusk without a shell, Binti believes she's missing something... but the reef is a dangerous place to search for anything, let alone the shell that will fulfill her and enable her to communicate with the spirit-fish. Helped by her friends and a psychedelic octopus who speaks in Grateful Dead lyrics, the search is on.

Fifteen year old Kemar, a boatperson fleeing the Khmer Rouge, fishes the waters around Makoona where he crosses the path of a strange octopus and befriends both a Vietnam vet and an old American mechanic who claims she was once a world famous aviator.

Makoona will make you laugh out loud as it transports you into the world of the coral reef and takes you on an island adventure that never loses sight of environmental concerns, personal fulfillment, friendship, self awareness and the tenets of eco-literature that Morano created in his unforgettable first novel, A Wing and a Prayer. Like Wing, Makoona is a children's book for adults and a young adult novel with universal themes; a story that you can enjoy by yourself or share with the entire family. Featuring a special introduction by Kathryn Fuller, President of the World Wildlife Fund.

About the Author: John Morano is a professor of journalism at Monmouth University in New Jersey. He also served as the founding editor-in-chief of ROCKbeat Magazine, managing editor of Modern Screen Magazine and senior editor for Inside Books Magazine. A writer very concerned with endangered species and habitat depletion, he has spent most of his life living on or near the ocean, and enjoys using the sea as a primary setting for his works. His other books in the Eco Adventure Series include: A Wing and a Prayer and Out There, Somewhere. Morano’s formal education includes the institutions of Penn State University, Clark University and Adelphi University.

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Title: Makoona
Publisher: Little Blue Works
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