Surf War!: A Folktale from the Marshall Islands by Margaret Read MacdonaldSurf War!: A Folktale from the Marshall Islands by Margaret Read Macdonald

Surf War!: A Folktale from the Marshall Islands

byMargaret Read MacdonaldIllustratorGeraldo Valerio

Hardcover | July 16, 2009

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A Folktale from the Marshall Islands.Surfs up! Sandpiper finds her daily stroll on the beach interrupted by Whale, who boasts that he is ruler of the sea. Sandpiper responds with equal bravado, asserting her rights to the sand and seawater. Soon the rivals are calling in their cousins, and the beach and sea are filled with shorebirds and sea mammals of every stripe. The standoff grows ominous as Whale leads his cousins in an assault on the beach, eating the sand from under the birds. Sandpiper retaliates by ordering her cousins to drink up the ocean. Soon the landscape is filled with fish, crabs, and sea creatures gasping for survival. How will this end? The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale suggests that we are all connected in the ecological chain.These Pacific folktales will teach readers the importance of citizenship, respect and sharing. Award-winning author, Margaret Read MacDonald's trademark playful prose captures the misguided rivalry of the characters while Valério's frame expands to portray the conflict on the rapidly eroding beach.
Margaret Read MacDonald Bio: Margaret Read MacDonald is a professional storyteller, award winning author and highly respected consultant who travels the world telling stories and conducting workshops for educators. Her most popular workshop "Playing with Stories" has been offered in over 70 countries. She has been invited to...
Title:Surf War!: A Folktale from the Marshall IslandsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.51 × 8.97 × 0.24 inPublished:July 16, 2009Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0874838894

ISBN - 13:9780874838893