Children’s, Educational, Juvenile

On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree is a children’s picture book written by a Commercial Scientist-Astronaut Candidate. The story captures the attention of both children and adults. Five animal friends’ on the island of Oahu connects nature to real places across a Hawaiian backdrop.

On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree is a story that takes place on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. This island is known as “The Gathering Place” where Fluffy Fluff (the rabbit) meets Honu (the turtle), Hula-Hula (the bear), and the Hinas’ (two seal pups). Their adventure begins in their quest to find the Lilikoi Tree. They explore the island through sharing, caring, and harmony in the Spirit of Aloha.

Readers will discover that the book:
Promotes teamwork among children to achieve a common goal. Teaches children that disappointment can lead to a positive viewpoint and outcome. Adults will appreciate the symbiotic relationship of commensalism (one biological species benefits “the Lilikoi Vine” and the other is not affected “the Mango Tree”).

Jonna Amato-Ocampo volunteers on the island of Oahu by providing education, public awareness and conservation in the Spirit of Aloha as a Honu Guardian and helping to create a Hawaiian dry forest. She is a Commercial Scientist-Astronaut Candidate with Project PoSSUM, contributed to her community as a volunteer, performing political constituency work in Jersey City, New Jersey, and served her community as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol in Addison, Texas. Her beliefs are writing to inspire, photographing to create a vision, and sharing to give hope. Dreams can become reality, mālama pono (take care) and mahalo nui loa (thank you very much).