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My Dog Has Flies

My Dog Has Flies


My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii’s Kids

BeachHouse Publications, 2005


This book of rhymed verse is the first collection of poems about life in Hawaii written especially for the children of the islands.  No glossary  “translates” local terms or sayings for people who live elsewhere, but these things become clear in the poems themselves.  Many of the poems are funny, some are thought-provoking, some are both.  Lively illustrations by Honolulu cartoonist Jon J. Murakami add to the book’s delight.


2006 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Award for Excellence in Children’s Books from the Hawaii Publishers Association      

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