Claire has been surrounded by the deep blue waves of Hapuna Beach and the magnificent mountains of Hawai'i all her life, but has never, ever seen snow. When her father drives her and her family to the top of the Mauna Kea, she can't help but to be disappointed... it's not the winter wonderland she's always dreamed of. And that's what she wants, more than anything.
But as Claire edges ever closer to the new year, she wonders if maybe — just maybe — she can delight in the special joys of winter in her own way... right there, on her Big Island of Hawaii. This vibrant picture book, which includes backmatter that captures the environmental culture of Hawaii, is a celebration of home, family, and finding beauty in your heritage.
"Both Yamanaka and Lukashevsky were born and raised in Hawaii, and their affection for it shines in this beautiful homage to the Big Island. Claire embodies the common process of wanting to experience new things and discovering the beauty in your own heritage and homeland. The narration includes Hawaiian names for places, fish, and plants, while the illustrations revel in their vigor and beauty.... A wonderful recognition of land, culture, family, and heritage." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Oct 26, 2021|
|Publisher||Make Me a World|