- By Mary Kawena Pukui Laura C.S. Green

Folktales of Hawaii: He Mau Kaao Hawaii

  • Title: Folktales of Hawaii: He Mau Kaao Hawaii
  • Author: Mary Kawena Pukui Laura C.S. Green
  • ISBN: 2940013105966
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Nook
  • Folktales of Hawaii He Mau Kaao Hawaii With Folktales of Hawaii He Mau Kaao Hawaii Bishop Museum Press celebrates Mary Kawena Pukui and honors the Hawaiian storytelling tradition Pukui stands alone in the history of Hawaii for her unparal

    With Folktales of Hawaii He Mau Kaao Hawaii, Bishop Museum Press celebrates Mary Kawena Pukui and honors the Hawaiian storytelling tradition Pukui stands alone in the history of Hawaii for her unparalleled contributions to the preservation and revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture Throughout her life, she was a beloved and highly sought after kumu source or tWith Folktales of Hawaii He Mau Kaao Hawaii, Bishop Museum Press celebrates Mary Kawena Pukui and honors the Hawaiian storytelling tradition Pukui stands alone in the history of Hawaii for her unparalleled contributions to the preservation and revitalization of Hawaiian language and culture Throughout her life, she was a beloved and highly sought after kumu source or teacher of Hawaiian knowledge and an ardent practitioner and student of storytelling.Many of these folktales are presented in Pukui s original Hawaiian and in English translation Their sequence reflects the order of traditional hula presentations, beginning with stories about the gods, followed by those of the chiefs, and then tales of ordinary people These moolelo part of the culture and place that engenders them provide entertainment as well as an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural tradition of Hawaii.

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    1. These are weird and wonderful stories from Hawai'i, collected with love and care. They tell of the origins of the islands, the early actions of the godsof the foolishness or greed of mortals and how it is repaid, or of the actions of good or bad kupua, the demi-gods of several shapes. They are engaging and accessible, and fascinatingly varied.The collection is presented beautifully with illustrations of Hawaiian plants. It contains the original Hawaiian text of many of the stories, as well. The [...]

    2. A great little collection of traditional Hawaiian tales in the Hawaiian language, most of which have a corresponding version in English elsewhere in the book as well. It would have been more useful to have the two versions side-by-side, but I guess the author was trying to encourage readers to stay in the Hawaiian version. These stories are wonderful and bizarre on their own, but not for beginners, and more suited to intermediate students of the Hawaiian language.

    3. Maikaʻi wale kēia puke liʻiliʻi. Heluhelu makou ke kula waena ma ka ʻŌlelo Hawaii a me ka olelo Pelekania. Puka maila nā haumana he mau nīnau maikaʻi me ka nānā pū ana na olelo ʻelua. A heluhelu makou na puke nui i ko Mary Kawena Pukui naʻauʻao-- "legend of sleepy hollow" me "aesop's fables." Hoihoi loa ia makou!

    4. This is a very nice collection with a biography and history of the translator and her editor friend. A neat addition is the fact that you can read everything in English, or read it all in Hawaiian. in the same book (not that I can read Hawaiian, but the option is there for those who can)super!

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