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Shadow the shark is a rascal. He enjoys bullying the timid creatures of the reef, until one day they decide to teach him a lesson. Shadow the shark is in for a big surprise! Back cover pictorial information on why sharks are such great survivors.MoreShadow the shark is a rascal. He enjoys bullying the timid creatures of the reef, until one day they decide to teach him a lesson. Shadow the shark is in for a big surprise! Back cover pictorial information on why sharks are such great survivors.About the AuthorGill McBarnet is one of Hawaiis top childrens authors. For nearly 20 years Gill (pronounced Jill) has been writing and illustrating books with Hawaiian settings, and her words and delightful illustrations have inspired a generation of island youngsters and young visitors to Hawaii.From a whale who wanted to be small, a brave little turtle, a bullying shark and geckos who like to play hide and seek, Gill has explored a host of Hawaiian themes with liveliness and humor. Her stories are entertaining, comforting, amusing and interesting, and even her earliest books have stood the test of time because a number are still best sellers in Hawaii. The Whale Who Wanted to be Small, Wonderful Journey, Shark Who Learned a Lesson, Brave Little Turtle have all been best sellers, and The Goodnight Gecko (1991) and Gecko Hide and Seek (1993) are still amongst the top 5 best selling childrens books in Hawaii. Gift of Aloha and Tikki Turtles Quest are Gills more recent titles, and Tikki Turtle was awarded the Ka Palapala Pookele Excellence in Childrens Books Award for 2001. Gill was born, raised and taught elementary school in Zimbabwe, but she and her husband Terry and 3 children Eddie, Will and Tara live on the valley isle of Maui, Hawaii, where Gill still draws inspiration for her stories from the people, animals and lifestyle that surrounds her.Take a look in some of Gills books, tosee how effectively she conveys Hawaiian images, mood, story, humor, information along with a sense of the magic of childhood.