- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Night Rainbow Publishing Co. (1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0962803006
- ISBN-13: 978-0962803000
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 7.2 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tales from the Night Rainbow Paperback – 1990
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Top Customer Reviews
This unusual and precious book is a story of wisdom from an ancestor of the authors, a very wise woman and Hawaiian elder. The book contains much of interest about Hawaiian culture, told through the eyes of the authors in a deeply personal way. It is a memoir in a way, including genealogies and historical perspectives, but it's so personal at the same time, and filled with insights and descriptions of the Hawaiian culture from a Hawaiian perspective that is rare. This wise woman (the ancestor who the book is about, and who is the "voice" of the story) lived for well over a hundred years and had the chance to see Hawaii change profoundly, so her insights are very special.
It is the memoir of a family, but the memoir of a culture as well, which to the Hawaiians is the same thing. It's hard to explain how the book is written, because it is written in a non-linear (but not confusing) manner, and the content is told through stories. It includes a glossary for the many unfamiliar Hawaiian words.
Reading this book, like Pali Jae Lee's other book, Ho`opono, felt like a gift and a privilege to me. Again, I felt like the author's culture was being shared with me in a vulnerable and gentle way that gave me so much insight and appreciation for her, for her special husband, and for the Hawaiian people.
A must-read for everyone interested in Hawaiian and indigenous cultures.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was hoping for a more expansive anthology of culturally significant stories and less "personal" perspective - But this book will do.Published 11 months ago by Diana Elms
Very nice and informative book.. Delivery was so fast ! I was impressed ..Coming from Hawaii and it made it in a day or 2Published 15 months ago by Laura Pickering
This will be one of my "go to" books for visitors who want to know or think they do know about early Hawaiians. Read morePublished 23 months ago by mary ann nordwall
Review....Tales from the Night Rainbow is a very good read so far. I'm not quite done with it yet but would recommend it to anyone interested in spiritual reading :-)Published on March 21, 2014 by lynda corner
Tales From the Night Rainbow is one of my favorite books. I have always been interested in the Hawaiian culture and the Polynesian way of thinking and believing. Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Andrea L. Leonardi
If you want to know and understand what TRUE ALOHA is...then buy and read this book. This is the book I've been looking for to start my novel ;)Published on April 20, 2013 by Holly
In reading this book I felt privileged and honored to be taken on a journey into the true, authentic Hawaii. 100% loved it, and learned so much. It's a gift to read this.Published on February 15, 2013 by Deb77
This book should be read by anyone who is interested in Hawaiian or indigenous spirituality. One of my favorite quotes from the book: "The main lesson I learned at my school was... Read morePublished on January 24, 2013 by Pono Aloha