Emma, Beloved Queen of Hawai'i

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Emma, Beloved Queen of Hawai'i relates in words and pictures, the life and times of Emma Rooke. The story chronicles her early life, her years at the Chiefs' Children's School, and her marriage to Alexander Liholiho, Kamehameha IV, which raised her to the exalted position of Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Emma experienced great joys and deep sorrows during her lifetime. Despite the loss of her only child and devoted husband, she rose above the tragedies to make many lasting ...

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Overview

Emma, Beloved Queen of Hawai'i relates in words and pictures, the life and times of Emma Rooke. The story chronicles her early life, her years at the Chiefs' Children's School, and her marriage to Alexander Liholiho, Kamehameha IV, which raised her to the exalted position of Queen of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Emma experienced great joys and deep sorrows during her lifetime. Despite the loss of her only child and devoted husband, she rose above the tragedies to make many lasting contributions to her people, for which she will ever be revered. Among the many gifts Queen Emma and Alexander Liholiho left to their people was a small hospital that has grown over the last century to become one of the largest providers of health care in the entire Pacific Basin. The Queen's Medical Center is the major beneficiary of Queen Emma's estate.

This wonderful and fascinating tale will delight readers of all ages as the colorful depictions of Emma and old Hawai'i bring her story to life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780938851158
  • Publisher: Daughters of Hawaii
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,431,637

Meet the Author

Barbara Del Piano is an island-born author and a graduate of the University of Hawai'i. She has also written Na Lani Kaumaka, a history of the Daughters of Hawai'i, which received a 2006 honor award from the Hawai'i Historic Foundation for its contribution to historic preservation in Hawai'i, and a 2006 Ka Palapala Po'okela Award for excellence in non-fiction.

Jackie Black is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles and has worked as a Honolulu artist since 1968, spending most of her career as an art director, graphic designer, and illustrator. She has juried for the annual exhibition of Hawaii's stained glass artisans and has received numerous awards for art direction and illustration.

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