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Duke Kahanamoku

by Calkhoven, Laurie,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Easy Reader JUV E 92 KAH
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Easy Reader
Call Number  JUV E 92 KAH
Hampton Community Library Beginning Reader BEG. READER E CALKHOVEN
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Beginning Reader
Pleasant Hills Public Library Juvenile Juv 92 KAHANAMOKU Duke
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Juvenile
Call Number  Juv 92 KAHANAMOKU Duke
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Non-Fiction j STEP-UP 96 KAHANAMOKU
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
Call Number  j STEP-UP 96 KAHANAMOKU
Whitehall Public Library Easy Nonfiction ENF 92 Kahanamoku, Duke
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
Call Number  ENF 92 Kahanamoku, Duke
Get to know the father of modern surfing in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a new series of biographies about people "you should meet."

Meet Duke Kahanamoku, three-time Olympic gold medalist and the father of modern surfing. Duke gained international fame for participating in four Olympics and won five medals in total. Fans began calling Duke "the human fish." Wherever he went, Duke would demonstrate his surfing skills and in 1915, Duke introduced board surfing to Australia. Ten years later, he found another use for a surfboard--as a lifesaving device--using it to save eight people from a capsized boat in California!

A special section at the back of the book includes extras like how to speak Hawaiian and a brief history of Hawaii and its culture. With the You Should Meet series, learning about historical figures has never been so fascinating!
Additional Information
Series You should meet.
Subjects Kahanamoku, Duke, -- 1890-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Kahanamoku, Duke, -- 1890-1968.
Surfers -- Hawaii -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Swimmers -- Hawaii -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :2017
Contributors Lewis, Stevie, illustrator.
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
ISBN 9781481497015
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