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Tūtū Makes a Lei

Tūtū Makes A Lei follows an adorable grandma as she organizes and prepares the materials to create a lei for a dear friend’s birthday. And everything she needs is right in her garden! In whimsical fashion, her feathered friends help deliver the lei across town to the birthday-girl. The rhyming scheme and charming illustrations make this book further endearing. 

Kuana Torres Kahele is a Hawaiian composer, educator, choreographer and recording artist born in Hilo, Hawai’i. With over 25 years of professional experience in hula and Hawaiian music, Kuana received his start as a young child, learning the art of lei making from his tūtū , and groomed by famed Hilo kumu, Johnny Lum Ho of Halau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua. Today he performs and teaches Hawaiian music, Hawaiian culture and lei making workshops all around the globe to introduce others to the beauty and diversity of Hawai’i and its people. This is his first book.

Hardcover, 24 pp.

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