/2019 Releases

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    A Portuguese-Hawai‘i Kitchen: The Local Foods of Island Portuguese explores Hawai‘i’s Portuguese cooking starting with the familiar soups and breads, on to basic traditional dishes and special festive recipes. The collection incorporates the initial simple resourceful diet of major proteins and greens grown in backyard gardens and the adaptation to locally available ingredients as the Portuguese adjusted to island life.
  • The characters chosen for this work were carefully selected as those best known and most interesting in their impact worldwide, and include the following: David Douglas, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stephenson, Thomas Edison, Sun Yat-sen, Jack London, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Shirley Temple, General George Patton, Arthur Godfrey, Buster Crabb, Bing Crosby, Lawrence Rockefeller, Elvis Presley, and George Harrison. Though they were all famous at one time or another, many of their experiences in the Islands are little known and contribute greatly to their Hawai‘i stories. The book also points out places that were visited or by these famous people and spots where artifacts related to them are located.
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    In Fire & Fury: 35 Years of Eruptions at Kilauea Volcano, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser chronicles that 35-year span with over 200 photos, many from Star-Advertiser photographers who covered the geological marvel over the decades. Special fold-out pages introduce six phases of the eruptive activity, with stories and maps to remind readers of the events and how they impacted the surrounding communities.
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    A Portuguese-Hawai‘i Kitchen: The Local Foods of Island Portuguese explores Hawai‘i’s Portuguese cooking starting with the familiar soups and breads, on to basic traditional dishes and special festive recipes. The collection incorporates the initial simple resourceful diet of major proteins and greens grown in backyard gardens and the adaptation to locally available ingredients as the Portuguese adjusted to island life.
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    The characters chosen for this work were carefully selected as those best known and most interesting in their impact worldwide, and include the following: David Douglas, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stephenson, Thomas Edison, Sun Yat-sen, Jack London, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Shirley Temple, General George Patton, Arthur Godfrey, Buster Crabb, Bing Crosby, Lawrence Rockefeller, Elvis Presley, and George Harrison. Though they were all famous at one time or another, many of their experiences in the Islands are little known and contribute greatly to their Hawai‘i stories. The book also points out places that were visited or by these famous people and spots where artifacts related to them are located.
  • Kaiulani’s story spans the years when Hawaii struggled against foreign domination, the monarchy was overthrown, and Hawaii became a U.S. territory. It is a dramatic story, full of interest, beauty, and pathos, both fascinating as the biography of a singularly gifted, beautiful, and wise young woman, and valuable as a chapter in the history of the fiftieth state.
  • More feared and respected than loved, King Kamehameha has come to be a revered symbol of Hawaiian resolve, strength, capability and independence. He was a violent, unforgiving warrior and the consummate chief, the fulfillment of centuries of warfare that ended only after all his competitors had all been vanquished, he and his dynasty destined for greatness and tragedy.
  • Based on the popular children’s song, Baby Shark, this version is purely Hawai‘i with an Auntie, Uncle, and Tutu watching over baby shark as they explore the ocean and make friends with a humuhumu.
  • Pineapple’s succulent combination of sweet, tart and fragrant has entranced folks for decades. For more than a century, Maui was the heart of the Hawaiian pineapple industry. The crowned fruit graced thousands of acres on the slopes of Haleakala, west and central Molokai and gentle hills of Lanai, the Pineapple Isle.
  • Menehune Mystery is a retelling of favorite narratives: The ‘Alekoko fishpond, the Kīkī-a-Ola aqueduct, Laka’s canoe, the wizard Kahano-a-newa and Kū-leo-nui, and Kamapua‘a’s house, among others. It is also a forensic analysis of the myth’s trajectory. Were Menehune the ancestors of Hawai‘i’s people? Did the famous Wainiha Menehune census actually take place? Which storytellers carried the stories forward faithfully? Who were the narrators who twisted the tale to suit their own objectives? And what evidence exists that little people might once have existed in Polynesia?
  • Young Kai and Lehua hop aboard the SS Scoutabout for an adventure of a lifetime, studying sharks with Captain Mike, biologist Aunt Jan, and their seafaring pup, Scout. Cruising from Hawaii to California, they encounter beautiful oceanic whitetips, great whites, thrashing threshers, and the biggest fish of all, the whale shark. Approaching the mainland, they discover all is not well for some sharks in California waters and the two kids make plans to help the sharks, to help the ocean!
  • The Hawaiian Monarchy provides a narrative overview of each major monarch as they fought to protect Hawaiian sovereignty and its people, covering major events during their rule and the challenges they encountered.