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When Akela makes his first trading voyage with his wise grandfather, he learns that it takes courage, knowledge, and wisdom to cross the Pacific Ocean in a sailing canoe without compass or chart. Includes historical note.
"Retells the myth of the Hawaiian goddess Hina, the mother of the Hawaiian people, who makes the bark cloth that forms the clouds, and is the one responsible for the moon and stars being in the sky." -- publisher