Sunday, September 18, 2005


Isle Pages

New releases from
Hawaii authors

"Hawaii's Birds"
By the Hawaii Audubon Society
(Hawaii Audubon Society, $10.95)

The sixth edition of the "Hawaii Audubon Society Hawaii's Birds" features a revised text and scores of full-color photos. These photographs are accompanied by detailed information on hundreds of birds ranging from the common mynah to the nearly extinct Poo-uli. Two new bird species with descriptions and photos are included.

"Hawaiian Legends of Dreams"
By Caren Loebel-Fried
(University of Hawaii Press $19.95)

Having no written language, Hawaiians passed their history and life lessons down in the form of legends, which were committed to memory and told and retold. Artist Caren Loebel-Fried retells nine dream stories from Hawaii's past. The writing is appropriate for the subject matter and the quality of the full-color "block printing" artwork is first-rate.

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