The Voyage of The Flying Bird Author:Margaret Titcomb Pub. 1963. This is a gthrilling saga of exploration and adventure, as well as a vivid reconstruction of Polynesian life before the advent of europeans. It begins in Tahiti, where Kana, son of a chief, joined the stalwart group of explorers who set sail in a double canoe, following the yearly bird flight, through storms and privation, until the... more »y finally reached the wonderful land of Hawaii.« less
Written by the librarian of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu with noted Hawaiian illustrator Joseph Feher providing wonderful snippets of black and white pictures. Based very much on history, with only a little imagination to fill out the story. Excellent reading.