These Hawaiian, leprechaun-like little people are treasured in the islands for their part in the physical and historical building of the islands.
In drawings and small statues, you will see many variations in the look of menehunes. Some are much rounder and others more hairy. But all have a wonderful, magical part in the Hawaiian culture.
The Menehune are said to be responsible for the building of ponds and roads as well as many mischievous activities.
As we acknowledge Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 and celebrate the Irish culture, we surely won’t forget the lucky little leprechauns of Ireland. That’s why I chose this day to introduce The Menehune of Hawaii.
My second book in The Hawaiian Island Detective Club Series is entitled, Menehunes Missing. Leilani and her friends, while participating in a school fundraiser, discover several of the menehune statues missing from their hiding places. This triggers an all-out search for the statues and an investigation as to why they have gone missing. Check out My Web Site for a small preview of this book.
In the meantime, if you’d like more information on The Menehune, visit this site.
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