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O Kamehameha V: Lot Kapuaiwa
by Rosalin Uphus Comeau - Illustrated by Robin Yoko
Burningham, Kamehameha Schools Press 1997 - 115 pages
A fun way to practice and learn Hawaiian is to read books in the Kamehameha Schools published in the native language.
Designed for students in the schools, but interesting for adults, each book includes photos, sketches, paintings, and copies of original handwriting by Hawaiian chiefs.
'O Kamehameha V: Lot Kapuaiwa, by Rosalin Upohus Comeau, tells the story of a Hawaiian monarch engulfed by rapid change in Hawai'i with the development of the sugar industry, the influence of Europeans-as he dressed in high boots, long coats and white breeches-and the growing influence of Christian churches. Other books in the series include Kamehameha the Great, with its Hawaiian language edition, 'O Kamehameha Nuii.