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August 16, 2022
Big wave surfer Maya Gabeira talks new children’s book – Good Morning America
Big wave surfer and two-time world record holder Maya Gabeira drops by Good Morning America to talk about her new children’s book, “Maya and the Beast.”
“Maya and the Beast” features illustrations by Ramona Raulitzki. Published by Abrams, it is available in bookstores and amazon.com.
Maya and the Beast by Maya Gabeira (book cover and illustrations by Ramona Kaulitzki)
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