Perfect little pick me ups to get you through the waves of life. Nice for graduates, people making big changes, etc
As a lover of Hawaii, I found so much magic in this beautiful book! It has stunning photos, uplifting quotes, and Hawaiian wisdom to share. It also includes recipes and inner circle knowledge of traditional Hawaiians. I bought a copy of this gem & will recommend it to anyone who shows an interest in Hawaii!
This is a must read for any Hawaii-lover (and really, who doesn't love Hawaii? There's something for everyone.) The photos and graphics are stunning, the lessons are valuable for anyone trying to lead a better life, one of the co-authors is a Native Hawaiian, and the authors pass on lots of information and stories from elders in the community. The book includes some recipes and DIY projects and would be a good reference book.
Island Wisdom is a beautifully written and gorgeously designed book full of interesting facts and wisdom! This would make a wonderful gift! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for early access.
Island Wisdom was so much more than I expected and hoped for. Visually beautiful, the topics covered were even more so. Organized with a focus on the Hawaiian language and some of the key values in Hawaiian culture, this book focuses on sharing the traditions and values of Hawaii. One of my favorite things about this book is that one of the two authors is a Native Hawaiian and this is clear as this book really focuses on how those of us who are not Hawaiian can embrace some of these same values and learn more about Hawaiian culture while making certain to share ways in which Hawaiian culture and Native Hawaiians has been appropriated and mischaracterized. Another detail I loved was that Kainoa Danes shared so much information from elders throughout the book. We were able to learn from the expertise and experience of many.
Hawaii is my happy place. As an Asian-American, it is sometimes difficult to feel like you fit in anywhere; you’re too American for your native country, yet just different enough to be pure American. Hawaii is the first place that had people that looked like me and accepted me as a local so this book, this culture speaks to me. I loved the stories sprinkled in with beautiful pictures of different areas on the islands. The meaning of aloha is beautifully expanded on and there are instructions on how to make a lei. What I get most from the book, though, is that the authors are every bit as enamored with Hawaii as I am and they share their love through respecting the land. Highly recommended for anyone traveling to Hawaii, has traveled to Hawaii in the past, or just wants to learn more.
This book was enjoyable and inspiring, but nothing I didn't really already know. I do think students interested in Hawaiian culture would enjoy this read.
Thank you Netgalley and Chronicle Books, Chronicle Prism for the ARC.
I adore Hawaiian culture. Beautiful pictures and beautifully written about the Hawaiian culture. 🌺 Definitely recommended to learn about Hawaiian life or enjoy the culture.
This book was enjoyable and inspiring. I really learned a lot about the island way and will be taking some of these practices into my daily life.
This was such a soothing and informative read. As an American, it saddens me that I knew so little about native Hawaiian culture before reading this book. There is so much depth and beauty that is completely lost on so many outsiders. Not only was this book informative and eye-opening, it also provides some wonderful takeaways from Hawaiian culture that anyone could (and should) incorporate into their own life. The cherry on top was the beautiful photos of Hawaiian elders and expects, as well as the gorgeous natural scenes of the islands.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for letting me review this book. I thought this was a great read about understanding Hawaiian culture better and how it’s good to just stop and resented yourself. The pictures were a great touch as was the meanings of words.
I got this book at the perfect time, one of our family members just got stationed out in Hawaii and I will be getting this book for him to read. I really enjoyed the way the beauty of the culture was explained and how there are so many misconceptions with island culture do to media and others watering down this amazing culture. If you have any interest in Hawaiian culture, read this book!
I have been fascinated with Hawaii since I was a child and I first saw a hula. The elegant way of storytelling captured my heart, so beautiful and graceful. I am deeply grateful that Kainoa agreed to do this book. The wisdom of Hawaiian culture is essential in life, many of these ideas are things we have forgotten. This book will help you find your balance and purpose, help you learn Hawaiian patience and spirit of Aloha. Everyone needs to read Island Wisdom. Mahalo, Kainoa and Annie.
This is a beautiful book full of Hawaiian wisdom, legends, symbolism, history and photographs. There are also recipes and native crafts such a lei-making. It will make a fantastic gift for anyone who has ever been to—or who wants to visit—Hawaii.
Thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
A beautiful glimpse into Hawaiian traditions and culture. I enjoyed this immensely! Very educational and informative.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is a beautiful book about Native Hawaiian traditions and practices.
The book is broken down by different words and sentiments and what they mean to peoples lives. This is a great book sharing the stories, experiences, and knowledge of Hawaiian Native peoples and highlighting the diversity in this knowledge. There's lots of helpful information about life perspectives and traditions that have maintained the islands and their culture.
A great read!
Island wisdom is one great read to explore a culture that really immerses in the island way. There so much that this book offers that makes it not only a great coffee table book to have but one to share with those that want to learn more about these beautiful islands.
What a lovely book that takes us through traditional Hawaiian teachings and also aims to correct harmful myths about the culture. Packed with information, and stories from other Native Hawaiians. Beautiful pictures, and a thorough dive into what the meaning of "Aloha" means.
Thank you Netgalley for the ARC, very enjoyable!
Hawaii, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth, but also one of the most misunderstood. Dailey and Daines explore rich traditional Hawaiian wisdom and knowledge.Teaching respect for the natural world and Hawaiian culture, this book teaches readers that these beautiful islands are so much more than a vacation paradise
I really enjoyed reading this book! It was very informative and uplifting, and it really helped me understand things better.