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Almost ten years ago Rafe Martin and David Shannon set the standard for folktale interpretations with their unforgettable rendition of the Algonquin Cinderella tale, The Rough-Face Girl. Since then David Shannon has received a Caldecott Honor and Rafe Martin has delighted audiences across the nation with his storytelling. Their talents have deepened and broadened, and here, in this thrilling reunion, they show that their collaboration still sparkles with a unique chemistry.
Many will hear echoes of the biblical flood story in this tense and moving Hawaiian legend: a righteous family, a cruel and callous civilization, a deity whose wrath brings a terrible storm of destruction, leaving one lone boat untouched.
But heaven is truly in the details of this glorious picture book -- in the dramatic phrasing of Martin's perfectly paced text and in the Gauguin-like splendor of Shannon's gloriously colored canvases.
Weight: 1.01 lbs