Edited and Translated by Esther T. Mookini
Out of print, no longer available
Originally published as a reader by Lahainaluna Press in 1834, this collection of four-footed animal descriptions features a Hawaiian and English text. Each sketch is accompanied by a reproduction of an original woodblock print. A sort of picture-zoo for young Hawaiʻi students who had never seen most of the animals presented in the book, it functioned as both a language text and a nature book. The text provides literal English translations of the Hawaiian text and offers a valuable document for current Hawaiian language students, scholars and linguists.
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