Many beautiful Hawaiian legends are woven into the exciting, true story of Valdemar Knudsen, known to the Hawaiians as Kanuka of Kauai. Author Eric Knudsen, a popular storyteller on Hawaiian radio during World War II, provides an intimate look into the personal lives of his father, and the pure Hawaiian natives who befriended him, including their culture, humor, and aloha. Along with Gurre P. Noble, Kanuka beautifully describes the pristine glory of both the island and its people in the days just before the great changes that brought Hawaii into the modern era. Kanuka of Kauai is a vivid glimpse into the dramatic days of the last kings of Hawaii.

Author: Eric Knudsen, Gurre Noble