Punia and the King of the Sharks: A Hawaiian Tale 1964 by Beverly Mohan illustrated by Don Bolognese ~ Vintage Children's Hawaii Folklore


Title: Punia and the King of the Sharks: A Hawaiian Tale

Author: Retold by Beverly Mohan
Illustrator: Don Bolognese

Description: Blue-gray cloth boards with spine-lettering and a front cover illustration stamped in brown. Boards show some edgewear. Previous owner's name on front pastedown, else generally clean. Vivid color illustrations on every page. [32] pages. Dust jacket is worn; large chip from bottom corner of front panel; not price clipped ($2.50); in an archival sleeve.

Scarce copy of the 1964 edition, illustrated by Don Bolognese.

A retelling of an old Hawaiian legend. The boy Punia wants to get lobsters for his mother's cooking pot, but the lobsters are in a cave under the ocean, guarded by the fierce shark king Kaialeale and the ten sharks under him. However, Punia is clever as well as brave, and outwits the shark king.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Fair

Publisher: Follett Publishing Company
Place: Chicago
Year: 1964

Keywords: Don Bolognese, Hawaii, folklore, children's, illustrated, picture book,

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