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Legends of Old Honolulu

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Legends of Old Honolulu by William Drake Westervelt is a captivating collection of Hawaiian myths and legends that offers readers a glimpse into the rich cultural history of Honolulu. Westervelt does a fantastic job of bringing these ancient tales to life, weaving together intricate details and vivid descriptions that transport readers to a time long ago.

The stories in this book are both educational and entertaining, providing valuable insights into the beliefs, values, and traditions of the Hawaiian people. Each legend is carefully researched and presented in a way that is both accessible and engaging, making it easy for readers to connect with the characters and events in the stories.

One of the standout features of Legends of Old Honolulu is the beautiful illustrations that accompany each tale. These detailed drawings help to enhance the reading experience, bringing the stories to life in a visual way that is sure to captivate readers of all ages.

Overall, Legends of Old Honolulu is a must-read for anyone interested in Hawaiian culture or mythology. William Drake Westervelt has done an excellent job of preserving and sharing these ancient legends, ensuring that they will continue to be passed down for generations to come.

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Hawai'i: land of wonder and beauty and a culture rich in history and mythology. Dr. Westervelt settled in Hawai'i as a young man and collected stories and myths from his adopted home. Here we have a collection dedicated to the largest city, Honolulu. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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