Legend of the Gourd is another stunning children’s book by award winning author and illustrator Caren Ke‘ala Loebel-Fried. Legend of the Gourd reveals how the people of the Kamā‘oa Plain came to be known as the Children of the Gourd. Readers follow in the footsteps of a chief as he makes his way from Kamā‘oa to Kapu‘a on Hawai‘i Island, guided by a tiny green vine sprouting from the burial cave of his chiefess. What he finds at the end of his journey brings him back from the grief of losing his wife and solidifies the future of his people.
Adapted & illustrated by Caren Ke‘ala Loebel-Fried
Hawaiian translation by Kaliko Beamer-Trapp