The tsunami quilt: Grandfather's story

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Sleeping Bear Press,
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April 1, 1946 - an enormous tsunami wave strikes Hilo, Hawai'i, causingdeath and destruction. Even those islanders who are fortunate to havesurvived find their lives forever altered.Young Kimo loves his grandfather very much - they go everywhere together,sharing island stories and experiences. But there is one story his grandfatherhas yet to share and that is the reason behind their yearly pilgrimage toLaupahoehoe Point. Here, in silent remembrance, Grandfather places aflower lei atop a stone monument.It is only after his grandfather's sudden death that Kimo learns the storybehind their annual visit and the reason for the sadness that has haunted hisgrandfather throughout the years. Evocative writing brings this tragic eventfrom Hawaiian history to present-day reality for young readers today.Award-winning children's author Anthony D. Fredericks is a former readingspecialist who now teaches at York College in York, Pennsylvania. He hasauthored more than 35 children's books on a variety of science, nature, and environmentaltopics. The Tsunami Quilt is his first book for Sleeping Bear Press.Tammy Yee grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, exploring tide pools and enjoyingthe beauty of the natural world, which provided inspiration for her futurecareer in children's books. She lives in Windward, Oahu. Tammy also illustratedA is for Aloha: A Hawai'i Alphabet for Sleeping Bear Press.
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display_description Once each year, Kimo and his grandfather have placed a flower lei atop a stone monument at Laupāhoehoe Point, but it is not until after Grandfather's death that he learns of the 1946 tsunami that took the lives of twenty-four schoolchildren and teachers, including Grandfather's younger brother.
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series Tales of young Americans
series_with_volume Tales of young Americans
subject_facet Grandfathers -- Fiction, Hawaii -- History. -- 20th Century -- Fiction, Memorial rites and ceremonies -- Fiction, Tsunamis. -- Fiction
title_display The tsunami quilt : Grandfather's story
title_full The tsunami quilt : Grandfather's story / written by Anthony D. Fredericks and illustrated by Tammy Yee
title_short The tsunami quilt :
title_sub Grandfather's story
topic_facet Grandfathers, History, Memorial rites and ceremonies, Tsunamis