Aloha and welcome! Now you can share in the colorful, fascinating history of Hawaii and its people. All the beauty and adventure of these magical islands are here in 43 skillfully rendered line drawings, along with interesting, informative captions. Trace these storied islands from their violent geographical origins, and the arrival of the first Polynesian settlers (A.D. 500), to Hawaii's statehood and on up to the present day. Illustrations include Hawaiian gods, paddlers in gourd masks, an ancient rock-carver, hula dancers, Hawaiian feather work and traditional costumes, plants and food, Queen Lili'uokalani, warriors, and many other intriguing subjects. This entertaining and educational book will delight colorists, students of Polynesian culture and history, and the many thousands of visitors to this state.