A True Princess of Hawai‘i
Learn about the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, the Hawaiian goddess Pele and how a young girl named Nani helps save the day. Author, Beth Greenway keeps the action flowing, whilst Tammy Yee’s beautiful illustrations grab the readers attention. A wonderful story of kindness in the Hawaiian culture. As always this book from Arbordale includes the Creative Minds section and an online Teachers Guide for more learning possibilities.
Nani has always dreamed of being a princess. When a real Hawaiian princess comes to her hometown of Hilo, Nani dresses in her best clothes. But as she watches Princess Luka, who has come to save the town from a volcanic lava flow, Nani learns that there is more to being a princess than fine clothes. This incredible story of kindness and generosity is based on the historical events of the 1880-1881 eruption of Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawai‘i and the real-life Princess Luka.
This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 25-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. A True Princess of Hawai‘i is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.
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