Marina is a girl with a great imagination who loves to dream about the faraway lands that her grandparents left to come to the U.S. Her mind is filled with the stories of Mexico told by her grandfather and the stories of Hawaii told by her grandmother. Through the stories and the pictures of the Hawaiian side of her family, Marina dreams of the beauty of the islands. She admires the dresses worn by her grandmother and her extended family, and she yearns for her very own, full of brilliant colors and dazzling images. Her muumuu must be one-of-a-kind, unlike any other, just like Marina herself.
Marina’s search for the perfect muumuu prompts an outing that she will never forget when her grandmother takes her to the bustling downtown in search of the unique fabric for her special dress. Marina’s Muumuu becomes not just the search for a beautiful dress of the islands, but also a joyful celebration of cultural heritage and family tradition that Marina and readers aged 3 to 7 will be able to share again and again.