HEREIN you will find 34 folk and fairy tales from the Hawaiian Islands. Of special note is the section on the MENEHUNES, or fairy folk. The islands are often referred to as the HOME OF THE BROWNIES. You will also find the tales of AI KANAKA; A LEGEND OF MOLOKAI, MAUI SNARING THE SUN, THE LOCATION OF THE LUA O MILU, KALELEALUAKA, LAKA'S ADVENTURE, KEKUPUA'S CANOE, THE BATTLE OF THE OWLS and many, many more (see the Abela website for a complete Table of Contents).
If you have interest in the native Hawaiian people, and indeed the Polynesian race as a whole, then you will do well to include this book in your library. However, if you are seeking m?rchen, different to the usual European diet of princes on white stallions dashing in to save a beautiful princess, then this volume is bound to keep you captivated for hours as well.
This book was created in response to repeated requests from the public. The compiler, Thomas. G. Thrum, therefore presented in book form the series of legends that have were made a feature of "The Hawaiian Annual", originally published as early as 1875 and through to the 1970's. The series has been enriched by the addition of several tales, the famous shark legend having been furnished for this purpose from the papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society.
In similar vein to Joseph Jacobs' ENGLISH FAIRY TALES and MORE ENGLISH FAIRY TALES, Thrum later followed this voulme with MORE HAWAIIAN FOLK TALES which were also published in his Hawaiian Annual.
33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 3rd June 2014
Edition Number: 1