Kawelo: Roving Chief
Vivian L. Thompson
Hardcover, 88 pp.
The legend of Kawelo, a young chief of Kauaʻi, is among the favorites in Hawaiian folklore. A fast-paced adventure, this tale resounds with the mighty deeds and humble acts of a great hero: battles against a tyrant, triumph over a monstrous sea creature, competitions with accomplished sportsmen, exchanges of wit and trickery, and romance with a beautiful young women skilled as a warrior and surfer. But Kawelo, the hero, cannot escape his destiny of sorrow.
The timeless figures and events in this story are powerfully brought to life by Vivian Thompson’s forceful text and by Patricia Wozniak’s graceful and lucid drawings. The procession of colorful characters will appeal to readers of all ages.