The Shark King

The Shark King

A Toon Book

Book - 2012
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In graphic novel format, retells the Hawaiian story of Nanaue, born of human mother and shark father, who struggles to find his place in a village of humans.
Publisher: New York, NY : TOON Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781935179160
Characteristics: 39 p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 03, 2012

merlyparis thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6

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ChristchurchLib Jul 24, 2013

With a winning combination of sharks, magic, and superpowers, this graphic novel version of a traditional Hawaiian folktale is sure to hook young readers. The story focuses on Nanaue, son of the shape-shifting shark god Kamohoalii. Raised by his human mother, and marked with a shark's mouth growing out of his back, Nanaue has an endless appetite for both food and mischief. But he can't stop wondering where he belongs: on the land, or in the sea? Bold, energetic artwork and a vivid Hawaiian setting bring this engaging tale to life. Complex enough for stronger readers, The Shark King may also tempt hesitant readers who are into trying something new.

Picture books newsletter July 2013


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