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Maka the Tree Snail

This story follows Maka, an arboreal mollusk (tree snail) on his journey of self-acceptance and humility.

Over 700 species of tree snails lived throughout the upper land forests of the Hawaiian Islands. However, due to habitat destruction and invasive species, there are only between 25 and 40 species left today of tree snails. 

This contemporary story dives into the rapid `ōhia death that has spread over 100,000 acres on Hawai`i island. It covers current environmental issues that Hawaiian plants and animals are facing.

Gail Omoto, Jan and Judy Dill


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