Book Description: Nineteen native stories or legends from the Hawaiian islands. With decorative cuts. Pádraic Colum (8 December 1881 - 11 January 1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. In 1922 he was commissioned to write versions of Hawaiian folklore for young people. This resulted in the publication of three volumes of tales from the islands.