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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 6, 2010

Author to read, sign whale of a story for Isle tweens

 •  A show for kids, but with adult appeal

By Treena Shapiro

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Maui author and illustrator Jamie David will read and sign her newly published "Johann Sebastian Humpbach," a suspenseful adventure novel aimed at Hawai'i tweens.

Native Books/Na Mea Hawai'i at Ward Warehouse is hosting the reading today at 2:30 p.m.

The novel tells the story of Johann Sebastian Humpbach, the world's most popular singing whale, who has vanished during his migration from Alaska to Hawai'i. Keoni and Leilani, 12-year-old twins, join their aunt and uncle to search for Johann.

David, a former teacher, said she wanted to give local children who don't like to read something they can relate to, which is why she decided to write a book set in Hawai'i.

To learn more, visit http://johannsebastianhumpbach.com.