TO FIND THE WAY by Susan Nunes


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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 A fictionalized account of the voyage of a group of prehistoric settler-explorers from Tahiti to Hawaii. The point of view is the boy Teva's, tearfully bidding his mother good-bye but then taking courage from his grandfather's experience in navigating by the stars. Drama is provided by a storm, a calm, and hunger; the story concludes with the sighting of land. No historical note or information on sources is provided, but alert readers will find some information in illustrations of the double sailing canoe. Gray's loveliest paintings, however, are her depictions of the sea and sky and the distant islands in their many moods. Presumably authentic, and therefore useful. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-8248-1376-6
Page count: 48pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1992