This Sunday, March 17, 2012 is St. Patrick’s Day.
We all know the symbols—the shamrock and the elusive Leprechaun.
In Hawaii, there are little people (much like the Irish Leprechaun) known as The Menehune. They are rarely seen—also like the Leprechaun—but there are some differences.
No pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The Menehune have given Hawaiians something much more valuable than a hidden pot of gold. They have been accredited with building various roads, temples, aqua ducts, and ponds in Hawaii. These magical little people were so clever and strong that they could complete these projects overnight.
Individual menehunes range in size from six inches to two feet high.
They dwell deep in the forests and can be very mischievous.
So, this St. Patty’s Day, I’m going to celebrate the amazing Menehune!
Aloha, and Mahalo for visiting!
The Hawaiian Island Detective Club
Book One—Pineapples in Peril
Book Two—Menehunes Missing
Book Three—Ukuleles Undercover
RELEASES August 14, 2013