Join the family, or ohana, as they farm taro for poi to prepare for a traditional luau celebration with a poetic text in the style of The House That Jack Built. The light-filled, dramatic illustrations of this book pair exquisitely with the text to celebrate Hawai’ian land and culture.
Author: Ilima Loomis
Illustrator: Kenard Pak
Author Ilima Loomis is an award-winning writer and author who has written about everything from outer space to the bottom of the sea, and everything in between. She was born in Hawai’i and lives on the beautiful island of Maui.
Illustrator Kenard Pak is an author and illustrator originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Much of his work is about memory, nature, and solitude. Kenard has worked as an artist on many animated films with Dreamworks, Walt Disney Feature, PDI, and Laika. He lives in San Francisco with his lovely wife, amazing daughter, and two blood orange trees.