Story of Surfing, A
Hardcover, 32 pp.
A young girl learning to surf dreams that she is part of the great span of surfing history that includes ancient kings and queens of Hawai'i and more modern surfing greats like Duke Kahanamoku and Rell Sunn. In a palette that reflects the rich colors of Hawai'i's skies and sea, Carla Golembe paints and tells a story whose rhythm and rhyme capture the feel of riding a board on Waikiki's fabled waves. The accompanying read-along CD further adds the sounds of Hawai'i. Carla Golembe is the author of numerous books for children, including The Story of Hula, which in 2004 won the Benjamin Franklin Award, presented by the Publishers Marketing Association.