Download or read book Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits written by Caren Loebel-Fried and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2002-12-31 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of stories that reveal the personal relationship between the ancient Hawaiian people and all aspects of nature. Includes notes that explain the historical, cultural, and natural context of the legends.
Download or read book Hawaiian Legends of Dreams written by Caren Loebel-Fried and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2005-08-31 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Moe‘uhane, the Hawaiian word for dream, means "soul sleep." Hawaiians of old believed they communicated with ‘auma-kua, their ancestral guardians, while sleeping, and this important relationship was sustained through dreaming. During "soul sleep," people received messages of guidance from the gods; romantic relationships blossomed; prophecies were made; cures were revealed. Dreams provided inspiration, conveying songs and dances that were remembered and performed upon waking. Specialists interpreted dreams, which were referred to and analyzed whenever important decisions were to be made. Having no written language, Hawaiians passed their history and life lessons down in the form of legends, which were committed to memory and told and retold. And within these stories are a multitude of dreams--as in a famous legend of the goddess Pele, who travels in a dream to meet and entrance the high chief Lohi‘au. Dreams continue to play an important role in modern Hawaiian culture and are considered by some to have as powerful an influence today as in ancient times. In this companion volume to her award-winning Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits, artist Caren Loebel-Fried retells and illuminates nine dream stories from Hawai‘i's past that are sure to please readers young and old, kama‘aina and malihini, alike.
Download or read book American Regional Folklore written by Terry Ann Mood and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2004 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An easy-to-use guide to American regional folklore with advice on conducting research, regional essays, and a selective annotated bibliography. * Fully annotated bibliographies on the folklore of each of eight regions of the United States * Engaging overview essays by folklore scholars introduce each of the U.S. regions covered * A list of literary authors who incorporate folklore themes in their writings, together with a brief list of some of their major works * A list of folklore-related museums, with addresses and phone numbers, a list of folklore journals, and, when possible, a list of websites
Download or read book The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature written by John Stephens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-11 with total page 486 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children’s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness of children’s literature and related media as they exist in large regions of the world to which ‘mainstream’ European and North American scholarship pays very little attention. Sections cover: • Concepts and theories • Historical contexts and national identity • Cultural forms and children’s texts • Traditional story and adaptation • Picture books across the majority world • Trends in children’s and young adult literatures. Exposition of the literary, cultural and historical contexts in which children’s literature is produced, together with an exploration of intersections between these literatures and more extensively researched areas, will enhance access and understanding for a large range of international readers. The essays offer an ideal introduction for those newly approaching literature for children in specific areas, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in directions for future scholarship.
Download or read book Dragon Clan written by Kristie Clark and published by Delphi Imprint, LLC. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A dragon will kill her creator to protect her family. Dr. Eva Paz wants only a peaceful life on Roatán for herself and her dolphins, continuing their research in dolphin communication and educating children on the importance of caring for the reef. But when the Navy reactivates Taffy and Finn for exercises in Pearl Harbor, that all changes. For she finds Julian is there as well, and he is armed with yet another genetically modified creature. This time, it has the spirit of an actual dragon. Thankfully, Eva has her friends and her family—and Thomas—on her side. Not to mention a whole host of new friends: the members of Dragon Clan. Join Eva as she works with Thomas and her dolphins to save the Hawaiian Islands from an environmental disaster that could destroy them all. For fans of Michael Crichton, Dragon Clan is book three in Kristie Clark’s Order of the Dolphin series. Book club questions included. May be read as a standalone, but Dragon Clan is best enjoyed with the other Order of the Dolphin series books: Killing Dragons and Dragon Gold. Buy Dragon Clan to join Eva and her dolphins on their adventures today! Reedsy Reviews praise for Dragon Clan: “Loved it! 😍 An exciting plot enriched with amazing characters and a goal to save mankind! This was an incredible read from start to finish. Dr. Eva Paz and her dolphins were the highlights of the story! I loved their relationship. The way they pushed each other forward was incredible. I loved that the author gave us the dolphin’s POV too. And to top it all off, a dragon! Eva and Thomas team up to save the dolphins and the inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands from a natural disaster. The dolphins are taken away by Julian when Eva leaves them to find Thomas’s grandmother. All the events come together and the objective turns different. There is a higher purpose... Definitely recommend this series!!”— Belinda Smith, Reedsy Reviews Dragon Clan is for readers who enjoy action and adventure, science fiction, thrillers, suspense, romance subplots, ecologic themes, genetic engineering science fiction, technothrillers, climate change fiction, dinosaur thriller book, military thrillers, F-35 airplanes, ships, super yachts, a book with a theme about trust and finding family, dolphins and dragons, cryptozoology, Hawaiian scuba thrillers, sea stories and adventures, a writer compared to Michael Crichton, books like Jaws, books like Jurassic Park, books like The Meg, creature features, monster in the house stories, sea monsters, sea dragons, fiction about the mo’o in Hawaiian myths and legends, a Latina protagonist, an ex-Navy SEAL co-protagonist, fiction about dolphin communication that shows how smart dolphins are and makes dolphins the stars of the show, a novel featuring a marine biologist, a paleontologist, and a pediatrician, books with strong side characters: a research assistant on the Autism Spectrum, a talented European electronica DJ and a loyal dog, beach read that makes you scared to get in the water, venomous invasive and dangerous genetically modified organisms, villains worthy of a James Bond movie, a side of international transpacific crime, and it’s all set in a tropical paradise we would all like to visit on vacation!
Download or read book Ancient Guardians: The Hawaiian Legend of Sharktooth and Hawkeye written by Kanani Hurley and published by Outskirts Press. This book was released on 2015-07-02 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adventurous, imaginative, and brave, Kawehi has enjoyed her life on the island of Kaua‘i, and she especially loves the time she spends with Kahoku, her older brother. But when a shocking event unexpectedly turns her world upside down, Kawehi will find herself facing unimaginable truths about her family and the people around her, as she is catapulted headlong into a world of mystery and myth. Although Kawehi’s gentleness and innocence are powerful talismans against the evil she will confront, the strength of her character, and the amazing gifts she never knew she had will allow her to rise to heights of achievement that her family could never have dreamed of. Beautifully written, rich with the culture, surroundings, and native legends of Hawai‘i, Ancient Guardians: The Hawaiian Legend of Sharktooth and Hawkeye introduces a unique heroine and her family, whose adventures you will be excited to follow in this inventive and compelling new series.
Download or read book Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies written by James A. Banks and published by Pearson. This book was released on 2009 with total page 522 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by the leading authority in the field, the Eighth Edition of this classic text has been rewritten and updated to reflect current and emerging theory, research, and scholarship in the fields of ethnic studies and multicultural education. Divided into five parts, Teaching Strategies for Ethnic Studies emphasizes that the main goal of the multicultural curriculum should be to help students develop the ability to make reflective decisions so that they can, through thoughtful action, influence their personal, social, and civic worlds and help make them more democratic and just.
Download or read book Hawaiian Mythology written by Martha Warren Beckwith and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1982-06-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ku and Hina-man andwoman-were the great ancestral gods of heaven and earth for the ancientHawaiians. They were life's fruitfulness and all the generations of mankind,both those who are to come and those already born. The Hawaiian gods werelike great chiefs from far lands who visited among the people, entering their dailylives sometimes as humans or animals, sometimes taking residence in a stone orwooden idol. As years passed, the families of gods grew and included thetrickster Maui, who snared the sun, and fiery Pele of the volcano. Ancient Hawaiian lived bythe animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones,stars, and clouds, as well as to humans. Religion and mythology were interwovenin Hawaiian culture; and local legends and genealogies were preserved in song,chant, and narrative. Martha Beckwith was thefirst scholar to chart a path through the hundreds of books, articles, andlittle-known manuscripts that recorded the oral narratives of the Hawaiianpeople. Her book has become a classic work of folklore and ethnology, and thedefinitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology. With an introduction by Katherine Luomala.
Download or read book Spiritual Beliefs and Religious Practices of Ancient Hawai‘i written by Kathy L. Callahan Ph.D. and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-02 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The focus of this book is the spiritual/religious life of the indigenous people of Hawai‘i—the Knaka Maoli. Their spiritual principles of mlama ‘ina (caring for the environment), kuleana (individual responsibility), kkua (helping one another), and ‘ohana (family beyond blood ties) enabled the Hawaiians to survive the decimation of their population and colonial attacks upon their government and cultural heritage. Moreover, these ideals passed on into the many immigrant groups that came to the Islands and helped them coalesce into one “multiracial” people. The future promise of Hawai‘i may lie in these ancient principles, for they represent a much-needed idea of working in harmony with the environment and are characterized by respect, tolerance, and understanding of differences. They may represent a new way of looking at sociocultural processes in the hope of solving complex problems of the modern world. This indeed may be the lasting legacy of the Knaka Maoli.
Download or read book Handbook of Polynesian Mythology written by Robert D. Craig and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An accessible, concise reference source on Polynesia's complex mythology, product of a culture little known outside its home.
Download or read book The Unofficial Guide to Maui written by Marcie Carroll and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2009-05-04 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Top 10 Ways The Unofficial Guide® to Maui Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Candid, critical, and objective information covering Maui, Molokai, and Lanai All major hotels and resorts rated and ranked for quality and value—plus, proven strategies for getting the best rates and tips for B & B and condo stays Detailed reviews and ratings for 30 diverse restaurants, with a culinary guide to Hawaii's regional dishes The inside story on the top attractions, including Haleakala National Park and other natural wonders, ancient temples and historic homes, museums and art galleries, even a winery A complete guide to exploring the awe-inspiring islands of Maui County, from winding cliffside drives to strolls along the beach Advice for families on how to have a Maui vacation that keeps everyone thrilled The best places to shop for haute couture and kitsch alike, especially local art, aloha shirts, and Hawaiian music Where to get wet: the best beaches for tanning, surfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving All the details on Maui's world-famous golf courses The complete rundown on Maui nightlife, from bonfire luaus to bars and clubs Get the unbiased truth on hundreds of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and more in The Unofficial Guide® to Maui—the resource that helps you save money, save time, and make your trip the best it can be.
Download or read book Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents written by Jeff Herman and published by Writer. This book was released on 2003 with total page 934 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to the names and specialities of American and Canadian publishers, editors, and literary agents includes information on the acquisition process and on choosing literary agents.
Download or read book Hawaiian Home Lands written by United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on Indian Affairs and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: