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    Vivian L. Thompson , a long-time resident of Hawaii, heard her first Hawaiian legend from a guide on a mule-back trip during a visit to the Big Island of Hawaii. This sparked her interest and soon after she began collecting and retelling Hawaii's many tales and legends, hoping to preserve a rapidly disappearing heritage of folklore. Her many years of research in the subject have led to the publication of five books of Hawaiian myths, legends, and tales beautifully retold for today's readers; picture storybooks for young children; and plays for children's theater.
    30th June 2016

    Hawaiian Tales of Heroes and Champions

    Once in Old Hawaii, in the days when anything was possible, supernatural kupua roamed the islands, challenging kings and... More

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