Surf War!

Surf War!

A Folktale from the Marshall Islands

By Margaret Read MacDonald; Geraldo Valerio (Illustrator)

August House Publishers, Hardcover, 9780874838893, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2009

Description
The outcome of this timely yet timeless nature tale from Micronesia suggests we are all connected in the ecological chain. Whale and Sandpiper engage in a boasting contest over who rules the shoreline, which escalates to nearly destroy the ocean and beach altogether, as well as the creatures and shorebirds who inhabit it. A story about conflict resolution and ecological stewardship is embedded in a jaunty, humorous, colorful presentation.


About the Author
Margaret Read MacDonald is a children s librarian turned storyteller who travels the world sharing tales. Her many picture book retellings include "The Boy from the Dragon Palace", "Little Rooster s Diamond Button", and "Mabela the Clever". When not traveling, she lives near Seattle, Washington.

Geraldo Valerio was born in Brazil and has created art for many children's books, including The Hungry Ghosts by Julius Lester (Penguin). He has collaborated with Eileen Spinelli on When You Are Happy and Do You Have a Hat? (bot