Tasi's Gift, A Tale of Samoa
$17.95
ISBN 978-0-9816403--2-7

When the Cassowary Pooped,
A Tale of New Guinea
$16.95
ISBN 978-0-9723420-1-8


TiQri The Little Snow Fox,
A Tale of the North Pacific
14.95
ISBN 978-0-9723420-0-1
Kraken-ka the Komodo Dragon,
A Tale of Indonesia
19.95
ISBN 978-0-9723420-7-0

Tasi's Gift

A Tale of Samoa


This is touching story about Tuala, a young girl who learns the value of selfless giving from her Grandfather Tasi with the help of a surprising assortment of magical forest helpers. Set on Upolu Island in Samoa, the story brings into focus principles of sharing and preservation between man and the environment that are the cornerstone of successful living in this remote Pacific nation. This is the fourth book in the Calabash Book Pacific Rim Series.

Story by Tamara Montgomery, Illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd. Calabash Books, 32 pp. Ages 5 and up.



When the Cassowary Pooped

A Tale of New Guinea


A delightful
and intriguing story about one of the world's largest endangered birds whose feeding habits help create tropical rain forests for some of the world's oldest, most unusual and most endangered birds, mammals, reptiles and insects in New Guinea and northern Australia. Written in easy-to-understand poetic form and illustrated in a vividly colored style inspired by the contemporary art of Papua New Guinea, the story includes a surprise ending that will delight young readers.

To help expand learning, directions and patterns for creating a Tissue Box Theatre young readers can use to present a puppet performance of When the Cassowary Pooped may be downloaded from the Teachers link in the navigation bar above. Helpful education-based activities for educators and links to images and supplemental information may also be downloaded.

Story by Tamara Montgomery, with background text on the endangered animals of Papua New Guinea and Australia by Jodi Parry Belknap; Illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd. Calabash Books, 36 pp. Ages 3 and up.

Winner of the 2010 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Children's Illustrative or Photographic Books presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association in 2010.

TiQri The Little Snow Fox
A Tale of the North Pacific

A charming story about a little snow fox who learns to make the most of the characteristics with which he was born with the help of his best friend Rora,who comes to play with him each night. Beautifully-illustrated in a child-like style reminiscent of stone sculptures found in the North Pacific, the images are designed to transport young readers into explorations of their own imaginations and creativity. The story's underlying message is about learning to be satisfied with who you are.

Includes a CD with twelve education-based classroom activities for teachers and three parent-child activities including twenty wearable face masks to cut out and color of animals in the North Pacific that appear in the book including TiQri, the Little Snow Fox, Ice Bear, Owl, Hare, Sheep, Lemming, Ermine and more.

Written by Tamara Montgomery and Jodi Parry Belknap; illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd. Calabash Books, 32 pp. Ages 3 and up.
Kraken-ka The Komodo Dragon
A Tale of Indonesia


"A handsomely illustrated, well-told folk tale about the world's first dragon, Kraken-ka, is set on Komodo island in Indonesia. When Naga, the goddess of wisdom and beauty, creates the dragon, she gives the creature one law to live by, “'Take from the earth only what you need.” Kraken-ka has a difficult time obeying the law. Written in lyrical prose, with paintings inspired by the Wayang Kulit puppet tradition of Indonesia, this big, striking book is altogether a wonderful piece of work." Review from the Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, by author/reviewer Jolie Jean Cotton.

Includes a CD with education-based learning activities for teachers, and interactive performance props, puppets and a play for young readers to present. Written by Jodi Parry Belknap and Tamara Montgomery; illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd. Honorable Mention Winner of the 2008 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for Excellence in Children's Illustrative or Photographic Books presented by the Hawaii Book Publishers Association in 2008.

Written by Jodi Parry Belknap and Tamara Montgomery; illustrated by Joseph D. Dodd, Calabash Books, 32 pp. Ages 7 and up.



      Where to Buy Calabash Books in Hawaii
On Oahu in Hawaii:
  Native Books Hawaii, Ward Center, Honolulu
  Peggyʻs Picks, 732 Kapahulu Ave., Waikiki
  Shop Pacifica, Bishop Museum
  Barnes & Noble, Ala Moana Center
 
On the Big Island of Hawaii:
  Basically Books, Hilo
  Books, Nooks & Crannies, Hilo

  And, of course, here on our website,
  calabashbooks.com