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Germain, Kerry.
New York : Island Paradise, 2000
IL K-3, RL 2.5
ISBN 0970588909
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Surf's Up for Kimo  by Kerry Germain is a delightful story of a boy who wants to learn how to surf. The story takes place on the North Shore, the famous break spot of Oahu. Germain accurately describes the Hawaiian culture and the goliath task of learning how to surf, yet delicately weaves into the storyline the important lesson of determination.

Kimo wants to learn how to surf. He asks his two brothers, Pono and Kawika, for their help. They tell Kimo there are two steps in becoming a surfer. The first step is to become a strong swimmer. The second step is to watch the waves until he knows how they will break. After Kimo masters the two steps he is able to join his brothers in the water. But surfing is not as easy as Kimo thought it was going to be. Will Kimo give up or will he keep trying? (Christine Moningka,, teacher)

SUBJECTS:     Surfing -- Hawaii -- Oahu -- Fiction.
                        Brothers -- Fiction.
                        Oahu (Hawaii) -- Fiction.

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