The Shark King

By Johnson, R. Kikuo

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ISBN
978-1-93517-791-0
Publisher
CandlewickTOON


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2012  |  Elementary and Junior High

Gr 2-3–A retelling of a traditional Hawaiian tale about Kamohoalii, a shape-shifting shark god. A young woman named Kalei falls in love with a mysterious man who rescued her from a shark attack. They marry and move to a cottage by the sea where they met. The night before their child is born, the man tells Kalei that he must go where he can "protect" his son, as it is not safe for him in the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

Part graphic novel, part myth, and part beginning reader, the story tells of the Shark King, a shape shifter who falls in love with and marries a mortal woman. On the night before the birth of their son, Nanaue, the woman learns of her husband's true identity when he returns to the sea, insisting that he must leave in order to protect their child. As...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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