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Hardcover Kalakala Come Home: No Dream is Too Big! Book

ISBN: 0966009274

ISBN13: 9780966009279

Kalakala Come Home: No Dream is Too Big!

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A beautiful heart-warming story presented as a children's book of fiction. This 35 page book with original hand-drawn illustrations will not only appeal to young children, but adults as well. Written... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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No Dream is too big...

Hi. I guess this is a biased review as Judi was my Mother. She passed away May 19th, 2004, after a long and arduous battle with terminal cancer. This book exemplifies my mother's outlook on life. Even in the face of overwhelming odds she managed to look at the positive side of life. This book was written in the spirit of one who felt that she could persevere in the face of daunting odds. I believe that she was right.

A Seattle Children's Classic!

The story of the KALAKALA's amazing journey is a "ferry tale" - yet it's all true! Former 4th grade teacher, Judith Ennes, tells of the KALAKALA's incredible and improbable rescue from a beach in Alaska by Fremont sculptor, Peter Bevis. We bought the book for our grade school's library. The story of one man saving a city's lost cultural icon is an inspiration to us all. The book is fully illustrated with delightful and colorful artwork. Meet Loosie the dog and Ruby the tugboat along the way. Children of all ages are enchanted with the KALAKALA - and will undoubtedly want to take a tour of vessel, currently moored on Lake Union in Seattle. Kid's can learn more about the KALAKALA at the Kalakala Foundation's web site at

Kalakala's Story is a part of Seattle

No Dream Is Too Big is a wonderful story for children about the Kalakala. It is written as a heart-felt, historical tribute by its author, Judith Ennes. I am impressed with its beautifully colored illustrations by Kathy Wilburn that children will definitely admire as they learn about the Kalakala. This book is great for teachers and children as they explore the history of the Kalakala. Judith Ennes presents the Kalakala as a long-time, hometown, historical part of Seattle. The local community and its children should enjoy and appreciate this well-written, illustrated book. The sentimental portrayal of the Kalakala is refreshing and makes this book pleasurable for the young and the old. I recommend this book for those who appreciate the sense of community in Seattle. Historical stories about the Kalakala and Seattle itself should be shared with residents of our community. Judith Ennes does an excellent job of portraying the Kalakala's story by writing this book.

Well-written and entertaining

Kalakala Comes Home is a children's story abut the ferry Kalakala returning to Seattle from Alaska. The author researched it extensively, and the boat's history is sprinkled throughout the book. In addition to having colorful illustrations, it is well written and entertaining.

A Ferry with a Heart

The lovable ferry triumphs in this engaging story of how her dream comes true. The story is true, and the author's inventive approach leaves you wanting to meet Kalakala in person. In recent weeks, the real Kalakala returned to Seattle from Kodiak, Alaska. As Ennes tells us, she'd been rusting and sinking into numbness there until one man decided to take things in his own hands. Where can I get a Kalakala t-shirt!
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