Hawaiian Fairy/Folk Tales: In Menehune Land by Bernice Piilani Irwin illustrated by J.M. Fraser Hardcover 1937 Honolulu


Title: In Menehune Land

Author: Bernice Piilani Irwin

Illustrator: J.M. Fraser

Description: Second Edition. Brown cloth boards with black illustration on front. Boards show a bit of general soiling. Previous owners' book plate and address label affixed to front paste-down. Some smudges to the front matter and toning to end-papers. Nine illustrations by J. M. Fraser (including the frontispiece and four plates). 149, [2] pp. 9.25 x 6.25 inches.

Hawaiian fairy tales told by Kahuna Nui, the old Sage of Kakaako in Honolulu, of the Menehune--the fairy dwarf people, and of the birds in the forest, the fairy caves, and the palaces in the sea, and about Pele, the cruel goddess who lives in the pit of Halemaumau. Contents: Introduction; The Lady of the Moon; The Menehune and the Birds; Aloha and the Mano; Aloha and the Pua'a; The Ahuula of Laukapu; The Black Sands of Kalapana; The Marriage of Kihapai and Laukapu; Star Flower; Kaehu, the Child of the Sea; The Betrothal of Kaehu and Star Flower; The Menehune of the Sea: Part I - The Launching of the Canoe, Part II - A Visit to the Menehun; The Woodcutter of Olaa; The Kahuna and His Daughter; Lei Aloha and the Menehune; The Wrath of Pele; The Mahoe of Kailua; Pronunciation of the Hawaiian Alphabet; Pronunciation and Glossary of Hawaiian Words.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: [The Printshop Co., Ltd.]

Place: Honolulu

Year: 1937

ISBN: n/a

Language: English

Keywords: Hawaii, folk tales, Pacific Islands, Hawaiian, legends,

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