Children's LiteratureWant to escape, even momentarily, winter's relentless white landscape and gray sky? Reach for The Story of Hula, a vibrant book written and illustrated by Carla Golembe. A kumu hula, teacher, invites youngsters to listen to the waves, watch the birds fly, and delight in the magic of moon and flower in order to understand the rhythms and images that inform Hawaiian chants and dance. Golembe's descriptions of dance steps and gestures, music and clothing are succinct and poetic and her historic notes and glossary very helpful. Readers of all ages will especially relish her rich palette. Hula's pages pulse with warmth and color. 2004, Bess Press, Ages 4 up.