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Aloha, Kanani (American Girl) (Girl of the Year (Quality)) Paperback – January 1, 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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About the Author

Lisa Yeeis a Chinese American writer, the author. She was raised near Los Angeles. As a student at the University of Southern California, Yee's majors were English and Humanities. She has written a newspaper column, TV commercials, menus, and TV specials.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Series: Girl of the Year (Quality) (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Girl (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593698399
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593698393
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #480,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Person on January 22, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book! I love going to Hawaii, so I could relate to Kanani.
The book includes really detailed illustrations that go along with the story, too. I'm 11, so this book was shorter than most I read, but I still liked it. I'd reccomend this to any girl over 7 or 8.
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First of all, I am using my dad's name and I am a girl ( like, how could a man read a girls book?! ) . Aloha Kanani is a beautifully illustrated book about a girl named Kanani who lives in Hawaii, Kauai with her hawaian dad and french mom. They own a shaved ice store and everything runs smoothly like the Kauai waves. Kanani is especally excited when her cousin, Rachel, comes to visit, and they have loads of things to do together, like surfing and hula dancing. The best part? Saving a monk seal! I love the illustrations and characters and I hope you get interested and buy it!
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I loved it ! Kanani thinks that Hawaii was to old school for her cousin , but is she wrong ?

When Rachel ( her cousin ) LOVE LOVE LOVES it!
I read the next book and I still love it the same.
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By Jamie on February 23, 2012
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Since we live in Hawaii, my daughter was super excited to read this book. The author tells a great story and beautifully describes the setting of Kauai; my daughter and I felt as if we were right there on the beach hanging out with Kanani!
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I LOVED IT!!!!!!!
I REALLY LIKE THE LAST CHAPTER!!!!!!!!
ASOME BOOK !!!!!! !!!!!
AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!
I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!!!!!
I WANT TO READ IT AGAIN!!!!!
AMAZING BOOK!!!!!!!!!!
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As with many American Girl books, Kanani is a terrific read. My nine year old daughter and I read the book and loved the beautiful descriptions of Hawaii. There are also great words to describe feelings when Kanani writes in her diary and when her cousin (Rachel) writes in her diary. The situations and fears are very appropriate for kids in similar situations - very easy for kids to relate to. And, as always, there is an educational element when the book discusses Monk Seals and their behaviors. As well as, many native Hawaiian words and pronunciations.
Lastly, the few pictures in the book are beautiful! And they give a great visual element to feed the reader's imagination.
Definitely, a great book. A terrific gift for any 3rd, 4th or 5th grader.
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Format: Hardcover
My daughter has this when she got her wish. After visiting the showroom in Chicago, she wanted Kanani, the 2011 American girl of the Year. The book is nice and gives the lifestyle and landscape of Hawaii. The doll is also adorable.
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A Kid's Review on April 15, 2011
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By: M.A.
Aloha Kananie is about a girl named Kananie. She is excited because her cousin Rachel comes over from New york .Kananie makes here feel at home. They go to a museum. Next Kananie takes Rachel were she works at a treat store .Next she asks her cousin if she wants to go surfing she said no Kananie asked why Rachel said I miss home.

My favorite part was when they went to the museum because I like museums . Museums are cool.
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