Tales of the menehune
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Tales of the menehune and other short legends of the Hawaiian Islands by Mary Kawena Pukui

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Published by Kamehameha Schools Press in Honolulu .
Written in English


  • Legends -- Hawaii

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Edition Notes

Statementcollected or suggested by Mary Kawena Pukui; retold by Caroline Curtis; illustrated by Richard Goings.
ContributionsCurtis, Caroline.
The Physical Object
Pagination136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14474717M

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Tales of the Menehune grew out of a series of legends she shared with Caroline Curtis over several years. Kawena also co-authored more than twenty other publications and was the sole author of ʻŌlelo Noʻeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings, a nearly 3,entry product of her fifty years of study and collecting. The menehune were coming, and he must hurry, for his feast was only half prepared. While Pī was catching shrimps the menehune were at work. Stones were passed from hand to hand all the way from the mountain quarry, while others of the little . Ten Little Menehunes: A Hawaiian Counting Book. by Demming Forsythe | out of 5 stars 1. Hardcover More Buying Choices $ (17 used offers) Menehune: Tales of Hawai`i. by Richard B. Madden and Robert G. Steele | Jan 1, out of 5 stars 1. Perfect Paperback $ $ Get it as soon as Mon, Sep 9. FREE Shipping. Tales of the menehune --Legends of Māui --Other legends of the Hawaiian Islands. Responsibility: collected or suggested by Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi ; retold by Caroline Curtis ; .

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