This is a children’s picture book. It has colorful pictures and a fairly simple story based on Hawaiian legends of long ago. It is a part of Mr. Jorgensen’s series of children’s Hawaiian picture books. Most of the story can easily be read by a child reader, But it is also a good book to be read to a child by an adult. Some of the side material is too challenging for a beginner reader and perhaps needs an adult to explain it. But this expands the child’s mind. So not to worry.
This story is about why flying fish don’t fly up in the sky with the birds, long ago one flying fish did try flying with the birds but ran into problems that made him decide that fish don’t belong in the sky.
The illustrations are done by the author, Stephen Jorgensen, who is an artist in Hawaii. He specializes in bigger Hawaiian paintings and has over 200 other works of beautiful Hawaiian art available on his Etsy website. Most of his work is large canvas wall hangings, some of which are reduced to coloring pages for his Relaxing Hawaiian Scenes Coloring books. See these artworks at hawaiiseascapes.etsy.com
All the work here is by the Hawaiian artist Stephen E Jorgensen in pen and ink for the B&W coloring pages, then for the Full Color picture books, he fills in the outlined drawings. For his special picture book and coloring book combination book he leaves the outlines for you to color. Besides these book, he specializes in Hawaiian scenes and images. He has produced over 200 other works of beautiful Hawaiian art sold in Hawaii and on the internet. Most of his work is as large canvas wall hangings, some of which are reduced to coloring pages in some of his books. A lot of his other Hawaiian work is smaller 6″X8″ watercolors which provides the originals for most of the images in his Hawaiian Scenes coloring books. Those coloring books will bring the beauty of Hawaii into your life. The next best thing to actually going there.