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'O Kelekolio, ka Manini Li‘ili‘i (Hawaiian-only version)

'O Kelekolio, ka Manini Li‘ili‘i (Hawaiian-only version)

Price: $12.00

Regular Price: 12.00

Code: 978-0-87336-289-4

Recommended Age: Keiki (ages 4-8)

Hawaiian version A little fish learns the hard way when he disobeys his mother’s warning and goes near a forbidden underwater pipe. In the process he loses all his scales. It’s now up to Kelekolio, the little manini, to find help in replacing his scales and to cover up his mistake.

About the Author and Illustrator:

Lilinoe Andrews is the author of several Hawaiian language children’s titles developed for use in the Pünana Leo preschools and Hawaiian language immersion education. Her works include Nä Keiki ‘Elima / The Five Keiki and I Mea Aha Ke Kai? / What is the Ocean for?, all of which are produced in collaboration with ‘Aha Pünana Leo and Kamehameha Publishing.

Maile Kä‘ai-Cockett is a Maui-born artist known for her work feature native Hawaiian flora and fauna.

The ‘Aha Pünana Leo, Inc. was established in 1983 to revitalize the Hawaiian language primarily through schools taught entirely in Hawaiian. In 1896 a law was passed banning the use of Hawaiian as a medium of education in Hawai‘i’s classrooms. After 90 years, this law was reversed in 1986.

The ‘Aha Pünana Leo has grown to include eleven preschools, the establishment and support of three K–12 sites, a scholarship program and other educational programs that promote the growth of Hawaiian as a daily language. For more information visit to

The Kamehameha Schools eMall is operated under a licensing agreement with Five Star Transportation.