I'm Reading About Hawaii


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635113864

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7923

IÕm Reading About Hawaii is a 48-page colorful book that helps students learn what makes Hawaii unique. IÕm Reading about Hawaii helps early readers learn fun and interesting facts about Hawaii. The colorful illustrations, bold, vibrant art, kid-friendly text and photographs help bring the state to life. IÕm Reading About Hawaii topics include: Native Hawaiians Explorers History Statehood Flag Capital Seal Nickname Geography President People Bird Flower Tree Insect Beaches Mountains Rain Forests Landmark Agriculture Sports Claim to Fame Glossary And More!

Once There Was Fire

A Novel of Old Hawaii


Author: Stephen Shender

Publisher: Pai'ea

ISBN: 9780692771334

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

View: 1745

The story of Kamehameha the Great, founder of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Once There Was Fire invites readers to see Hawaii of the mid-18th and early 19th centuries as the old Hawaiians themselves might have seen and experienced it on the cusp of their passage from splendid isolation to the wider world.


A Novel


Author: Alan Brennert

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429902281

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6227

Young Rachel Kalama, growing up in idyllic Honolulu in the 1890s, is part of a big, loving Hawaiian family, and dreams of seeing the far-off lands that her father, a merchant seaman, often visits. But at the age of seven, Rachel and her dreams are shattered by the discovery that she has leprosy. Forcibly removed from her family, she is sent to Kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the island of Moloka'i. In her exile she finds a family of friends to replace the family she's lost: a native healer, Haleola, who becomes her adopted "auntie" and makes Rachel aware of the rich culture and mythology of her people; Sister Mary Catherine Voorhies, one of the Franciscan sisters who care for young girls at Kalaupapa; and the beautiful, worldly Leilani, who harbors a surprising secret. At Kalaupapa she also meets the man she will one day marry. True to historical accounts, Moloka'i is the story of an extraordinary human drama, the full scope and pathos of which has never been told before in fiction. But Rachel's life, though shadowed by disease, isolation, and tragedy, is also one of joy, courage, and dignity. This is a story about life, not death; hope, not despair. It is not about the failings of flesh, but the strength of the human spirit.

The Islands at the End of the World


Author: Austin Aslan

Publisher: Ember

ISBN: 038574403X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 2015

Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.

The Book of Ho'oponopono

The Hawaiian Practice of Forgiveness and Healing


Author: Luc Bodin,Nathalie Bodin Lamboy,Jean Graciet

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620555115

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 8919

A simple practice to heal your past and cleanse negative memories to live a more peaceful and harmonious life • Details how to apply Ho'oponopono to deal with traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups • Draws on the new science of epigenetics and quantum physics to explain how Ho'oponopono works • Explains how the trauma of past events can cloud your perceptions and reveals how to break free from the weight of your memories Based on an ancestral Hawaiian shamanic ritual, the healing practice of Ho'oponopono teaches you to cleanse your consciousness of negative memories, unconscious fears, and dysfunctional programming and grant yourself forgiveness, peace, and love. The process is deceptively simple--first you must recognize your own responsibility for creating the events in your life, then you are ready to apply the mantra of Ho'oponopono: I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you, I love you. Repeated several times over a dedicated interval, the negativity is replaced with inner peace, love, and harmony--and, as the stories in this book show, sometimes even miracles take place. In this step-by-step guide, the authors explain how to apply Ho'oponopono to traumatic past events, destructive thought patterns, family dynamics, daily annoyances, or any other disagreeable event in your life, from traffic jams to relationship break-ups. Drawing on quantum physics and epigenetics, they explore how Ho'oponopono works--how thoughts and consciousness can affect the expression of your DNA, the materialization of your goals, and the behavior of those around you. They explain how negative thought patterns and memories unconsciously guide your life and draw more negativity to you, perpetuating the cycle of bad events and clouding your recollection of the past. By apologizing to yourself, your memory, and the event in question, you can forgive yourself, heal your memories, and cleanse your perceptions. By reconciling with yourself, you open your heart to love for your experiences, yourself, and others and bring harmony to your mind, body, and the world around you.

All I Asking for Is My Body


Author: Milton Murayama

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824811723

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

View: 3854

This novel, written in dialect, reveals the everyday elements and dimensions of life in Hawaii.

Name Me Nobody


Author: Lois-Ann Yamanaka

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613315210

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7210

Emi-Lou struggles to come of age in her middle school years in Hawaii.

Surfer's Guide to Hawaii


Author: Greg Ambrose

Publisher: Bess Press

ISBN: 9781573062596

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 209

View: 8128

This indispensable guide to surfing, bodysurfing, bodyboarding, and windsurfing on O'ahu, Kaua'i, Maui, and Hawai'i has been updated and redesigned to provide you with accurate and entertaining information about swells, wind conditions, and special features at over 50 surf spots. Includes full-color photos and maps and a directory of surf shops and camping areas.

Punia and the King of Sharks

A Hawaiian Folktale


Author: Lee Wardlaw

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1630831980

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9868

In this Hawaiian folk tale, Punia tricks the King of Sharks, the guardian of the lobster cave; three times he brings home fresh lobster for dinner. But each time Punia succeeds, the King of Sharks gets angrier. Will the shark take revenge on Punia, or will Punia's clever tricks make him the hero of his whole village?

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific


Author: Harold Douglas Pratt,Phillip L. Bruner,Delwyn G. Berrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691023991

Category: Nature

Page: 409

View: 9049

This is the first field guide to the identification of the birds of the islands of the tropical Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, southeastern Polynesia, and Micronesia. It is intended both as a reference for the expert and as an introduction to birding in the region for the novice. Small enough to be carried afield, it contains much previously unpublished information about behavior, vocalizations, ecology, and distribution. The forty-five color plates depict all plumages of all bird species that breed in the islands, as well as of those that regularly visit them and the surrounding oceans, and of most species believed to be extinct on the islands. Black-and-white figures show many of the rarer visitors. Introductory sections discuss the tropical Pacific as an environment for birds, problems of birding on islands, and bird conservation. Appendixes include maps of the island groups and a thorough bibliography.

The Shark King

A Toon Book


Author: R. Kikuo Johnson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 1935179160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 39

View: 7234

In graphic novel format, retells the Hawaiian story of Nanaue, born of human mother and shark father, who struggles to find his place in a village of humans.

The Bowl of Light

Ancestral Wisdom from a Hawaiian Shaman


Author: Hank Wesselman

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781604074550

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 4769

In 1996, a revered Hawaiian elder befriended an American anthropologist, and from their rare and intimate rapport, something miraculous emerged. Through the words and teachings of the kahuna wisdom-keeper Hale Makua, Dr. Hank Wesselman was gifted with an enhanced perspective into the sacred knowledge of ancient Hawaii. Before his passing, elder Makua encouraged Dr. Wesselman to convey much of what had passed between them to the wider world, giving him permission to share his spiritual knowledge. Now, with The Bowl of Light, you are invited to share in the sacred wisdom of one of the world's most powerful indigenous traditions, including: The Bowl of Light—how we can restore our natural divine radiance The three directives of the spiritual warrior—love with humility, live with reverence, and know with self-discipline Rituals for communing with nature, receiving wisdom from the spirit world, purifying our consciousness, and more The Ancestral Grand Plan—exploring the path our ancestors set in motion millennia ago, and how the Plan is playing out across the world today

Hawaiian Lomilomi

Big Island Massage


Author: Nancy S. Kahalewai

Publisher: IM Publishing

ISBN: 9780967725321

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 5658

This extraordinary overview of traditional and contemporary lomi-lomi massage offers a unique opportunity for readers to discover the value and wisdom of Hawaiian cultural healing practices. Richly illustrated, this book provides an intimate and easy to digest portrait of lomi-lomi from the perspective of the Hawaiian people. It contains new photos and a thorough presentation of many popular techniques, including the use of hot stones, plant medicines, and salt water. This new second edition is the only comprehensive source in print today on this unique Hawaiian art, and Author Nancy Kahalewai's entire approach is one of reverence and respect.

Everything, Everything


Author: Nicola Yoon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0553496662

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4781

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook everythingeverythingmovie.com And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.

Fishing Hawaii Style


Author: Jim Rizzuto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780944462034

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 2730

Nā Mo'olelo Lomilomi

The Traditions of Hawaiian Massage and Healing


Author: R. Makana Risser Chai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581780468

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 235

View: 2793

Qualifying for Kona

The Road to Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii


Author: Raymond Britt

Publisher: RunTriMedia

ISBN: 1450525040

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 7696

Rave Reviews: "A masterful job of breaking down the impossible, and making it seem very much within reach if you have dedication, focus, and desire" -- 'Hurricane' Bob Mina, 6-time Ironman Finisher // Ironman Kona, Hawaii. Inspiring. Daunting. Stunning. Humbling. Exhilarating. The greatest triathlon in the world. The Ironman Triathlon World Championship. It all starts in Kona. Ask any triathlete why they took up the sport, and they will reply with one word: Kona. Ask if they want to compete there someday, and the answer will be: yes. Each year, more than 50,000 triathletes race for the chance of qualifying to compete in Kona. Competition is fierce and getting tougher each year, but if you want it bad enough, you can achieve the dream: you can earn the right to Race Kona. If you aspire to go to Kona, here's what you want to know: where can I qualify? What does it take to qualify? How can I do it with a full-time job and family? What kind of training plans are effective? what is it like to race and qualify? What is it like to race in Kona? Again and again and again? This book has it all, and more. Detail about racing, qualifying times. Thorough exploration of three racing seasons where the author qualified for Kona, including training plan strategies, details and results. Beyond theory: this book is defined by real data, real performance, time-tested training and racing perspective. Do you dream of qualifying for Kona? This book shows how the dream comes true.


Life and Death in Hawaii's Ice World


Author: Alexei Melnick

Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781566479332

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 4296

In ¿Tweakerville,¿ the first novel by Alexei Melnick, we are drawn into Hawai'i¿s ice world. When the novel begins, narrator Jesse Gomes, a 17-year-old who runs drugs on his moped, is partying with his dealer and crew, stealing beer and fighting. Rain falls on the tarps covering the back yard; people throw bottles into the street; everyone is high. It is the best night of Jesse¿s life.The following morning, he wakes up next to a girl who has ODd on ice. They roll her body in a piece of carpet and drive to an isolated patch of forest, where Jesse digs her grave.The story, told largely in a brutal, flat pidgin, is chilling in its matter-of-factness and its refusal to either demonize or valorize characters who seem, from the outside at least, completely amoral. Empathetic readers will relate to the characters¿ desperation and social, economic, and political powerlessness¿even though the characters themselves are far beyond despair. Melnick shows us that Tweakerville exists right under our noses, if we would only bother to look.



Author: Les Beletsky

Publisher: Interlink Books

ISBN: 9781566566131

Category: Travel

Page: 404

View: 5389

Travellers to Hawaii go for sun, sand, and surf, but increasingly leave the beach for part of their stay to explore the islands' incredible natural attractions: stunning mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails, glimpses of birds-many of them highly endangered-that occur nowhere else on earth. This book contains all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about the region's magnificent animal life. Book jacket.

I'm Like You, You're Like Me

A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other


Author: Cindy Gainer

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 157542553X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 3581

“It’s fun to find ways I’m like you and you’re like me. It’s fun to find ways we’re different.” In this colorful, inviting book, kids from preschool to lower elementary learn about diversity in terms they can understand: hair that’s straight or curly, families with many people or few, bodies that are big or small. With its wide-ranging examples and fun, highly detailed art, I’m Like You, You’re Like Me helps kids appreciate the ways they are alike and affirm their individual differences. A two-page adult section in the back provides tips and activities for parents and caregivers to reinforce the themes and lessons of the book.