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Blue Skin of the Sea

Written by Graham SalisburyAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Graham Salisbury


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · Ages 12 and up
· May 1, 1994 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-21905-7 (0-440-21905-1)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Eleven interlinked stories tell the tale of a boy coming of age in Kailua-Kona, a Hawaiian fishing village. Sonny Mendoza is a little different from the rest of the men in his family. Salisbury explores characters like Aunty Pearl, a full-blooded Hawaiian as regal as the queens of old; cool Jack, from L.A., who starts a gang and dares Sonny to be brave enough, cruel enough, to join; mysterious Melanie, who steals his heart; and Deeps, the shark hunter.

But the most memorable character is the sea itself: inviting, unpredictable, deadly. Mendoza men are brave men, but Sonny's courage is of a different kind. Why can't he love and trust the water as the men of his family are meant to do?

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WINNER 1992 - Josette Frank Award
WINNER 1992 - Judy Lopez Memorial Award

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Graham Salisbury is the author of several novels, among them the award-winning Lord of the Deep, Blue Skin of the Sea, and Under the Blood-Red Sun.

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