The boy and his Hawaiian cave
Title: The Boy and his Hawaiian Cave
Written and Illustrated by:
Keoni Kealoha Alvarez
Length: 45 pages
Size: 11 inches X 8.5 inches
Children's book ages 1-8 year old
Synopsis: This book is about a Hawaiian
boy named Keoni who goes on a journey
throughout Hawaii to gather special gifts of
aloha for his ancestors' burial cave.
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Aloha, my name is Keoni Kealoha Alvarez. I am the latest descendant in a line of caretakers of my family’s burial cave. This island paradise is my home, it is where I was born and where I will be buried. At only eight years old, I was given a special responsibility to take care of my ancestorʻs burial cave. This place is Kapu or sacred to our Hawaiian culture.
Hawaiians used several different burial methods. If the ground was dirt, a pit was dug. But if the ground was solid rock, stones were stacked over the body. Some burials were in lava tubes and caves or in sand dunes near the ocean. Thank you for your support of showing aloha to our iwi kupuna (ancestors’ burials) of Hawaiʻi nei.
For more information visit www.keonialvarez.com If you would like to donate to help me save Hawaiian burials in Hawaiʻi.
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PAHOA, HI 96778
FRONT COVER OF BOOK
BACK COVER OF BOOK
Mahalo for your