John P. Hoover
Hardcover, 48 pp.
Born of volcanic fires and far from any land, the original Hawaiian Islands were barren, black, and almost devoid of life. Over the years, a few fish, corals, and marine animals reached them, arriving by chance. Some drifted in as larvae, a very few swam, others hitched rides on floating debris. All were survivors of extraordinary long-distance journeys. These chosen few multiplied and thrived, eventually creating an isolated paradise, rich, beautiful, and unique.