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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii Review (DOC)


Violet the Pilot in Hawaii    - Review

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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii is the third book of a children’s series
written by author Bettina Bathe...

fiction, children's, series, book, aviation

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Violet the Pilot in Hawaii is the third book of a children’s series
written by author Bettina Bathe. One of the very first striking aspects
of this book is the illustrator’s use of bright colored fish and birds, a
flowery helicopter, tropical scenery and agriculture within the Hawaiian
Island region. The illustrations by Barbara Fortin
( also reveal lush forest and wildlife
scenes including a myriad of creatures that dwell in the waters
surrounding the islands.

This adventure begins when two Hawaiian youth, Kimo and Malia, request a
scenic tour ride in Violet’s purple helicopter. As always, safety comes
first for Violet, and they spend a few moments discussing air currents
and looking at maps before starting out.

Violet and her passengers are accompanied by as they fly above tropical
forests, a beautiful waterfall, interesting volcanoes and agricultural
fields. The adventure is interrupted when they are called upon to help
rescue a baby whale. Thanks to Violet’s confident pilot skills and her
loyal animal and insect friends, the frightened whale is returned to her
pod. These unlikely heroes arrive to their destination safely and
celebrate with a Luau and a feast. This is no ordinary feast – the table
is laden with all kinds of Hawaiian foods. And later, they are
entertained by Hula Dancers and Violet plays her Ukulele.

The author incorporates real life terms in her books, yet she is able to
explain things in a way that young people can clearly understand. The
last page has an illustration with all three of the flags from the
countries Violet has worked in so far. These could be excellent teaching
and memory tools for the reader to use with children. However, Violet the
Pilot in Hawaii offers more than entertainment and education - the author
has also dedicated a portion of the sales of this book to the Canadian
Red Cross. Additionally, Bettina’s website (
offers contests and awards for young readers for her young readers to

ISBN#: 0-9738290-1-X
Author: Bettina Bathe
Illustrator: Barbara Fortin
Publisher: Violet the Pilot Enterprises, Inc.
Published: January 2006

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