The cover painting is based on a photograph taken on a remote Hawaiian atoll. The population of monk seals is very small today but the population is experiencing some rebound.
From Kauai's major artist Patrick Ching! The story of Hina is based on the real life events that occurred on the island of Kaua'i in 1991.This pup was born at Ha'ena Beach on Kaua'i's north shore under a full moon. She had a distinctive moon-shaped birthmark the size of a softball on her hip.