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Ka-Hala-O-Puna: The Beauty of Manoa


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ISBN 10: 1891839020 / ISBN 13: 9781891839023
Published by Manoa Press, Honolulu, 2001
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Illustrations by the author. Complete 2-volume set. Wide 12mo. Glazed pictorial paper over boards, blue cloth over boards slipcase with paper label. (30pp, 30pp). Full-page color illustrations, map. Fine/fine/near fine. Nonauthorial gift inscription on first volume front flyleaf. Superb and tight first edition of this Hawaiian folk tale -- first volume in English, the second volume in Hawaiian. Title page of the English volume is boldly signed and inscribed by the author/illustrator in black fineline: "To Malia and / Jack, / J Rumford." Title page of Hawaiian volume is signed by him. Surprisingly uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 39174

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Title: Ka-Hala-O-Puna: The Beauty of Manoa

Publisher: Manoa Press, Honolulu

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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According to an ancient Hawiian legend, Kahalaopuna was the beautiful girl of the rainbow from the famed Valley of Manoa on O'ahu. She was betrothed to marry a chief named Kauhi, whose heart was turned by lies. As the story unfolds, we come to understand two Hawaiian truths, that of pono, righteousness, and aloha, mercy.

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James Rumford is a writer and illustrator of children's books and the maker of handmade books at his Manoa Press. Ka-hala-o-puna is his sixth children's book. His other books are published by Houghton Mifflin Co. He is a resident of Manoa Valley in Honolulu.

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