Garden of Sugar and Pineapples

Rated 4.60/5 based on 5 reviews
This story takes you, the reader, through the humble beginnings of the author’s family to the miracle of his almost tragic birth. Let this story inspire you with the courage of a family seeking a new life while giving you a good laugh as you are taken back to your own hijinks as a kid.
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About Sam Tabalno

Pineapple Sam is the character that embodies the life and stories of Sam Tabalno, who grew up on the shores of the Hawaiian Islands and later ventured outward in the world to embark on many fascinating adventures. Pineapple Sam loved to “talk story” as they say on the islands and decided to write his stories. Now many of his friends, family, and readers like you, can share in his adventures.

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Pineapple Sam Interview at Kanuikapono
Kauai local writer Pineapple Sam interviewed by students at Kanuikapono Public Charter School in Anahola, Kauai, Hawaii

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Pamela Brown reviewed on Feb. 25, 2012

Truly enjoyable tales of growing up on Kauai when things were simpler. Sam shows you pictures with his words of what Kauai was like, and with his dialog, puts you right in the room (or on the mattress on the floor or in the stolen boat) with him and his buddies. He writes with warmth, humor and fondness for the island where he grew up.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Anastasia Gana reviewed on Feb. 21, 2012

It's always intriguing to hearing a locals perspective on his home town.. This was a fun read,it kept me laughing the entire time!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Richi Gurl reviewed on Feb. 11, 2012

From the moment I started reading this book up to the end, I just had a smile on my face. It had the perfect dose of humor and wistfulness which not so many authors can achieve. This book should be specifically commended for its attempt to use a socially-fit theme. The author was able to relate it to the modern world setting inconspicuously. I’m giving two thumbs up for this book. It is definitely good read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Steve Brock reviewed on Feb. 7, 2012

The story reflects a person growing up in the islands and I couldn't relate to much of the environment because I am from a large city...New York. It requires another reading for me.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Bobbin Tabalno reviewed on Jan. 9, 2012

I've never laughed so hard. Cleverly written this book maybe true to life to many Americans born to immigrants in Hawaii.
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