Poli`ahu and the Breadfruit Trees
A short story of rivalry, friendship and compassion
About the Book
Inspired by the legendary Hawai`ian snow goddess Poli`ahu, the fiery volcano goddess Pele, and the breadfruits, `ulu, that have always played a key role in Polynesian daily living, this is a story of friendship, compassion, and an uncommon display of appreciation for the power that renews and creates the land, sustaining life for generations.
Poli`ahu and Pele, celebrated archrivals over hundreds of years, have become best friends and work harmoniously to protect and bring prosperity to their beloved people of Hawai`i.
This spectacular story was born from a pleasant afternoon’s dream while visiting the Hualālai region of the Big Island, Hawai`i. It is beautifully illustrated in full color to enhance the reader’s imagination.
An audio book version of this story is created specifically to complement the printed book and promote the Hawaiˋian tradition of storytelling. Wonderfully narrated by Teri Manawale`a Corpuz, the audio book reminds us of those breezy summer evenings under the starry night sky, when we gathered at the knees of our mothers and grandmothers to hear mystical stories of a far away land.
About the Author
Jacqueline Kim, PhD, is a native Korean and a student of Hawai`ian hula, chant and language. Educated in both science and natural medicine, Jacqueline promotes healthy living by integrating mind and body as one holistic system, focusing on nutrition and spirituality. Her inspiration derives from guiding and coaching children and young adults to lead happy, healthy and rewarding lives, while respecting the land and appreciating the food the land provides to them. Jacqueline currently resides in Torrance, CA, creating inspirational stories and music. For more information, visit www.JKNaturalHealth.com.