Children’s Book of the Week

by Kelsey Norwood

in Making Good


One of my favorite books that brings back lots of happy childhood memories is The Story of Chinaman’s Hat,” by Dean Howell. It’s the story of how the Hawaiian island, called Chinaman’s Hat, came to be. My grandma used to read this book to me all the time. It is not only a great story but it also has some emotional meaning for me.


1 Dean Howell November 6, 2007 at 5:45 am

Hello, thank you for your kind thoughts about my book. I now live here in Salt Lake City where I am a teacher at Redwood Elementary School.


2 Momi Wong April 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm

I was at a friends house the other day and a poster of your book cover brought back so many memories. I would like to know if you can share any information on where I might acquire one of these. I would like to share this with my family as well. Is it a poster or print? Any help would be appreciated. I hope you continue with your teachings and open the hearts of all young people.

3 Dean Howell October 14, 2008 at 9:43 pm

I can sell you a print.

4 Dick Schroeder May 8, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I have a poster of “Chinaman’s Hat” (copyright 1988) 24 x 20 that has been damaged. I would love to be able to obtain a new copy.


Dick Schroeder

5 Dean Howell October 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

sorry, I have not visited here for a while. there is a new version of the book with all new art and I do have a giclee of the original painting. limited edition of 250

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