Kamehameha: The Rise of a King

Kamehameha: The Rise of a King


Author: David Kāwika Eyre | Paperback

Kamehameha: The Rise of a King, an exciting work of historical fiction based on Hawaiian sources and years of research by David Kāwika Eyre. Targeted for young readers, the stories shed new light on Kamehameha’s upbringing and his lifelong quest to unify the Hawaiian Islands.

David Kāwika Eyre is a lifelong educator who served as a high school Hawaiian language teacher at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama for twenty-three years. His books have received numerous Ka Palapala Po‘okela honors, including the Award of Excellence in Natural Science for By Wind, By Wave in 2000.

Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker is a Native Hawaiian artist from Kahalu‘u, O‘ahu. His artwork reflects ancestral ties to Hawaiian warriors and ali‘i, including Kamehameha the Great and his wife Kanekapolei. An accomplished illustrator and public speaker, Brook’s recent works include commisions from the University of Hawai‘i and Disney’s Aulani Resort.