Winners! BookviewPLUS: Naupaka

Author: Nona Beamer (Translated from Hawaiian by Kaliko Beamer-Trapp, Composer Keoal Beamer)

Illustrator: Caren Loebel-Fried

First Published: 2008

Genre: Legends and Folktales


  • Hawaiian legend - Multicultural Understanding

Bookbrief: The Hawaiian gods decide that star-crossed lovers Princess Naupaka and Kaui, a commoner, must live apart, in this bilingual story that explains why the naupaka blossoms of the mountains and the sea bloom in perfect halves.

Recommended Grade Group: PreK-Grade 2

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