ONE SHARK, NO SWIM, is the second book in author Lehua Parker’s amazing Niuhi Shark saga for middle-grade and adult readers alike, the first book being ONE BOY, NO WATER.
ONE SHARK, NO SWIM overview:
There's something bugging adopted Zader Westin, something more troubling than his water allergies where one drop on his skin burns like hot lava. It's bigger than his new obsession with knives, designing the new murals for the pavilion with Mr. Halpert, or dealing with Char Siu's Lauele Girlz scotch tape makeover. Zader can't stop thinking about a dream, the dream that might not have been a dream where Lē'ia called him brother then jumped into the ocean and turned into a shark. Zader's got a lot of questions, not the least being why he's hungry all the time, restless at night, and why he feels a constant itch on the back of his neck. It's making him feel like teri chicken on a pūpū platter, but Zader doesn't want to think about chicken, not with his growing compulsion to slip it down his throat-raw. With Jay busy at surf camp and Uncle Kahana pretending nothing's happening, Zader's left alone to figure things out, including why someone-something-is stalking him before it's too late. Summer in Lauele Town, Hawaii just got a little more interesting.
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Publication date: 9/21/2013
Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)
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ONE BOY, NO WATER overview:
11 year old Alexander Kaonakai Westin (Zader for short) is allergic to water. One drop on his skin sears like white-hot lava. Too bad a lifetime of carrying an umbrella and staying away from the beach isn't the answer, especially when his popular almost twin brother Jay looks destined to become the next Hawaiian surfing sensation.But avoiding water is just the tip of Zader's troubles. Eating raw seafood and rare meat gives him strange dreams about a young girl in a red cape and nightmares about a man with too many teeth. There's also the school bullies who want to make Zader their personal punching bag, the pressure of getting into Ridgemont Academy, and the mysterious yearly presents from his birth family that nobody talks about. It's enough to drive Zader crazy, especially when he suspects old Uncle Kahana and 'Ilima know a secret that explains his unusual biological quirks. After all, they were the ones who found him newborn and abandoned on a reef and brought him to the Westins to adopt. Uncle Kahana swears Zader is 'ohana-family-by blood as well as adoption. Too bad he's not saying more. When Jay quits surfing after a shark scare, Zader decides it's time to stop hiding in the shadows and start searching for answers. Growing up adopted in Hawai'i just got a little weirder.
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Lehua Parker is originally from Hawaii and a graduate of The Kamehameha Schools and Brigham Young University. In addition to writing award-winning short fiction, poetry, and plays, she is the author of the Pacific literature MG/YA series the Niuhi Shark Saga published by Jolly Fish Press. One Boy, No Water and One Shark, No Swim are available now. Book 3, One Fight, No Fist will be published in 2014.
So far Lehua has been a live television director, a school teacher, a courseware manager, an instructional designer, a sports coach, a theater critic, a SCUBA instructor, a playwright, a web designer, a book editor, a mother, and a wife. She currently lives in Utah with her husband, two children, three cats, two dogs, six horses, and assorted chickens. During the snowy Utah winters she dreams about the beach.
Connect with Lehua Parker here:
Blog & Free Short Stories: http://www.lehuaparker.com/
All things Niuhi Shark Saga: http://www.niuhisharksaga.com/