Books by Jama Kim Rattigan

THE WOMAN IN THE MOON by Jama Kim Rattigan
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Both tapa-making and the setting provide attractive motifs for Golembe's primitive artwork, deliberately evoking Gaugin, and rendered in gouache with sea urchin purples and hibiscus pinks as delectable as spun sugar. (notes, glossary) (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
An embellished retelling—subtitled ``A Story from Hawai'i'' and rooted in Hawaiian mythology—by Rattigan (Dumpling Soup, 1993) of how the woman goddess Hina came to live in her true home in this alternative to the man-in-the-moon concept. Read full book review >
DUMPLING SOUP by Jama Kim Rattigan
Released: Oct. 1, 1993

"Foreign words and phrases are readily decoded from context (except for a few food names); many also appear in a glossary of Hawaiian, Japanese, English, and Korean terms. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Each year, the women in Marisa's family, living in the Hawaiian islands, gather to prepare dumplings ("mandoo'') for the New Year's celebration—and this year Marisa is old enough to help. Read full book review >