Student Works
 
'Iwalani's Tree

Summary
On the North Shore of O’ahu, a girl named ‘Iwalani lives with her family not far from Ka’ena Point, at the island’s westernmost tip. ‘Iwalani likes to wander down the beach to a place where an ironwood tree stands as a windbreak just on the spot where the land becomes sand. The tree is ‘Iwalani’s playground, jungle gym, secret friend, and wise elder, all in one. From the ironwood she learns about the cycles of nature, the promise of imaginative freedom, and the power of dreams. Written as a gentle poem, with soft rhythms and playful language, ‘Iwalani’s Tree is the perfect bedtime book. Like a soft wind, it will lull your child to sleep.