Georgie, raised in the States, goes to visit large extended family in Guam. He and one cousin, Frankie, dislike each other from the start. Georgie is afraid of the ocean and many things on the island. One day Frankie steals his father's boat and takes Georgie out to see dolphins. They become friends during this event, but then they run out of gas on the return trip. They spend 3 days lost on the ocean.
On Guam, a little girl hunts for duendes, happy little people who dance in the swamp when the moon is big and round, and scurry back to their hiding places when the dew starts to drop. While she hunts in the swamp, she comes across many of the native animals of Guam. The book includes classroom discussion questions, activities, and a recipe for cookies that Little Girl makes in the story.
Collection if images both written and visuals of Micronesia. The short stories and poetry are written by both student and semi-proffesional writers native to the Micronesia islands.
Isa plants an avocado seed on Guam and watches the plant grow, but then a typhoon sweeps across Guam. Includes classroom discussion questions and activities.
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