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Healing Water: A Hawaiian Story

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4.1 out of 5
Based on 83 Ratings and 37 Reviews

Book Description
Nineteenth-century Hawaii. Thirteen-year-old Pia's life is forever changed by leprosy. Pia has never known his real father. But Kamaka, a family friend, has taught him how to work, explore, and take on physical challenges. Pia believes Kamaka is fearless. He never suspects that a time will come when Kamaka could actually be afraid of him. Neither does he expect his own body to betray him, or his g... More
Book Information
PublisherBoyds Mills Press
BindingHardcover (3 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages208
ISBN-101590785142
ISBN-13978-1590785140
Publication Date04/01/2008
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About Joyce Hostetter (Author) : I write middle grade historical fiction. Diseases seem to be a recurring theme! HEALING WATER (March 08) retells the story of Hawaii's history with leprosy and BLUE (2006) is the story of my hometown'... more
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2/28/2008 Joyce Hostetter said: Healing Water was initially inspired by Father Damien, the priest who chose to live among leprosy patients. But I quickly realized the real story belonged to the Hawaiians who lived and died in the leprosy settlement on Molokai.
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