NO! Not this kind of Tutu!!
Tutu is an endearing term for Grandma. There isn’t a “T” in the Hawaiian alphabet, but the term comes from other Polynesian languages such as Tahitian. Kainoa refers to his grandma as Tutu, although we never get to meet her in the story.
The Tong Plantation is where the pineapple damage is occurring. The kids visit the plantation offices and fields several times throughout the book while on their quest to solve the crime and bring the vandals to justice. I loved imagining and creating this amazing plantation. I hope your mind creates the same amazing visuals as you read!
Blog Tour Continues!! If you missed the last review, here's the link that will get you directly to the post: Sharon Srock's Blog. Please visit Emily C Reynold's Blog TODAY and Danika Cooley’s Blog on Saturday, September 8, to read a review/interview about Pineapples in Peril!
We have less than one month to go, so please come back next week as I continue through the alphabet, giving you little snippets of words from Pineapples in Peril (Book 1 of The Hawaiian Island Detective Club.) It’s the ABCs OF THE HIDC!—until the release date for Pineapples on October 2, 2012.
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The Hawaiian Island Detective Club
Book One—Pineapples in Peril
RELEASES OCTOBER 2, 2012