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Breaking the Blood

Breaking the Blood

Price: $2.00

Regular Price: 14.95

Code: 978-0-87336-162-0

By David Kāwika Eyre
Illustrated by Imaikalani Kalahele

Breaking the Blood is the fourth in a 12-book series for young readers about the life of Kamehameha. Eyre's series is entitled Kana`iaupuni (the Conqueror of the Islands). The series is illustrated by Native Hawaiian artist Imaikalani Kalahele.

Breaking the Blood

Based on Hawaiian sources and years of research, Breaking the Blood depicts Kamehameha's first experiences in battle and his overturning of the immense Naha Stone. The book sets the stage for Kamehameha's lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands.


The Kana`iaupuni series is a work of historic fiction about Kamehameha, the great hero of Hawai`i. The series highlights the people, places, and events that shaped Kamehameha's life and led him to become Kana`iaupuni (the Conqueror of the Islands). The 12 stories in this series are based on Hawaiian sources and are intended for young readers, families, and educators.

David Kāwika Eyre

David Kāwika Eyre was raised on the islands of O'ahu and Hawai'i. He taught at elementary schools for 10 years and prior to that, classes in English, history, and French at the college level. For the past 17 years he has taught Hawaiian language at Kamehamehaís Kapālama High School. His most recent work, By Wind and Wave: An Introduction to Hawaiiís Natural History, won the Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for best natural science book of the year in 2000.

Hardcover, pp. 31
Ages 8 and up

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