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The Legend of Laieikawai

Author: Dietrich Varez
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The twins Läieikawai and Läielohelohe are separated at birth but remain linked by their great beauty and a series of unscrupulous admirers and fickle husbands. Eventually the sisters are reunited with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including a man-eating lizard, a "cosmic" spider, and a giant bird, and find happiness at last in each other's company. This timeless kaao, or legend, of long ago is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Varez
ISBN: 0824840437 9780824840433
OCLC Number: 1013940888
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Foreword --
Preface --
The Legend Of Lā`ieikawai --
Glossary of Characters, Place Names, and Hawaiian Terms --
About the Author/Illustrator
Responsibility: Dietrich Varez.

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The twins Läieikawai and Läielohelohe are separated at birth but remain linked by their great beauty and a series of unscrupulous admirers and fickle husbands. Eventually the sisters are reunited with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including a man-eating lizard, a "cosmic" spider, and a giant bird, and find happiness at last in each other's company. This timeless kaao, or legend, of long ago is lovingly retold and illustrated here by renowned Island artist and storyteller Dietrich Varez.

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