The spirit of aloha

Kirby Larson

Book - 2019

"Nanea wants to help! She may be the youngest in her family, but she knows she's grown-up enough to "dip her paddle in" and be useful. Before she can prove she's ready for responsibility , the unthinkable happens. Japan attacks Pearl Harbor--the naval base were her father works--and America is at war! Now Nanea must cope with missing friends and family members, rumors of additional attacks, and lonely nighttime blackouts. As the war wears on, Nanea faces difficult chores... and choices. With the spirit of aloha--love, understanding, and compassion--Nanea helps others in ways she never imagined." --

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Series
American girls, 1941 ; 1
Nanea ; bk. 1
American Girl. Nanea 1941 ; 1.
Subjects
Genres
Historical fiction
Novels
Published
Middleton, WI : American Girl Publishing [2019]
Edition
Abridged edition
Language
English
Physical Description
135 pages : color illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Audience
8+.
ISBN
1683371380
9781683371380
9781544441283
1544441282
Main Author
Kirby Larson (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Nanea Mitchell may be the youngest in her family, but she knows she's old enough to do grown-up things. Before she can prove she's ready for responsibility, the unthinkable happens. Japan attacks Pearl Harbor - the naval base where her father works - and America is at war! Now Nanea must cope with missing friends and family member, rumors of additional attacks, and lonely nighttime blackouts. As the war wears on, Nanea faces difficult chores and choices. With the spirit of aloha - love, understanding and compassion - Nanea helps others in ways she never imagined.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Nanea Mitchell thinks she is grown up enough to help in her grandparent's market, but before she can prove herself, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, the naval base where her father works, and suddenly her island way of life is changed forever.