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The Big Island, Hawaii

Mykala, Pono & Buster's Big Hawaii Show

The Big Island, Hawaii

In Hawaii, I almost got in trouble with Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. When I visited a volcano, I took a lava rock home with me. Later, someone told me Pele gets angry when people take her rocks. So I put it back. Phew! Believe me, when someone controls volcanoes, you don't want to make her angry!

On my travels, I met Mykala and Pono. They have their own TV show. On their TV show, they teach people how to catch fish. (When I go fishing, the only thing I catch is a cold.)

Hawaii is like no other state. Los Viajeros wrote a song about Hawaii's volcanoes and beaches. It's called Aloha Hawaii.

Hawaii is the only U.S. state made entirely of islands. Even Rhode Island is not entirely an island. The Hawaiian Islands are actually the tips of huge underwater volcanoes. Only two of the volcanoes are still active.

Inside an active volcano, it is very, very hot. It is so hot that rock melts and becomes liquid. The melted rock is called lava. When lava flows out of a volcano, it cools and becomes hard.

Sometimes this cooled lava is smooth. This is called "pahoyhoy" in Hawaiian. It is easy to walk on. But sometimes the cooled lava is jagged and sharp. This is called "ahah." It is very hard to walk on.

I hung out with Malama, too. She's a cowgirl AND a hula dancer! (But not at the same time. That would be dangerous!) Hula is a type of traditional Hawaiian dance. In hula, the hand motions tell a story.

D.W. e-mailed me (with her mom's help). She said she's making up her own hula dance. It will tell the story about how Arthur is "really annoying, and is always bothering me!"

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