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Author Morrison, Susan Keyes, author

Title Kamehameha : The Warrior King of Hawaii / Susan Keyes Morrison
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource : 15 illus
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Map of Hawai'i -- 1. A Stormy Birth -- 2. Flight to Safety -- 3. Return to the King's Court -- 4. The Naha Stone -- 5. Warrior -- 6. Floating Islands and Fire-Sticks -- 7. War and Love -- 8. King of Hawai'i -- 9. A Friend from across the Sea -- 10. Conquest -- 11. The Campaign for Kaua'i -- 12. King of All the Islands -- 13. Kamehameha's Rule -- 14. The Settled Years -- 15. The Final Days -- Afterword -- Notes -- Mele Inoa -- Important Dates in Kamehameha's Life -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- About the Author and Illustrator
Summary A comet blazes across the night sky, heralding the birth of a powerful king who will rule the Islands. Then a baby is spirited away to the mountains to escape a jealous chief wary of the prophecy. As dramatic as a Greek myth, the story of Kamehameha the Great, Hawaii's warrior king, is retold here for readers of all ages. From his childhood in exile to his return to court and the lifting of the great Naha Stone, we follow this brave and ambitious youth as he paves his way to becoming first conqueror and then monarch of a unified Hawaiian kingdom. Recommended for ages 9 and up
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Sep 2018)
Subject Kamehameha I, the Great, King of the Hawaiian Islands, -1819 -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893 -- Fiction
Form Electronic book
Author Kiefer, Karen
ISBN 0824843657
9780824843656 (electronic bk.)