By Julie Stewart Williams
Illustrated by Robin Yoko Burningham
The first ali‘i nui to unite and rule all the islands of Hawai‘i, Kamehameha was the founder of the kingdom’s principal ruling dynasty. Born in secret and buried in secret, in between, Kamehameha lived a public life of action, courage, wisdom, and justice. While historical debate continues over specific events of Kamehameha’s life, this history is based on contemporary writings from his time period and oral histories handed down over the last two centuries.
Softcover. 1993. 7 x 8.25". 122 pp.
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*Hawaiian edition also available.