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New Coloring Book by beloved Hilo artist Jan Moon! $9.95
Hawaii's unique and diverse sea life is presented in a charming new coloring book that shows the rich bounty of reef life under the sea. The Hawaiian word i'a is defined as "fish or any marine animal." Within I'A Sea Life Coloring Book, descriptions of the colors, habits and habitats of sea creatures are delightfully hand lettered by Hilo artist, Jan Moon. The rising popularity of coloring images for relaxation and meditation is acknowledged as a soothing therapy for the stresses of modern life. Equally appreciated by children and adults, the I'A Coloring Book allows anyone to float along with the charming inhabitants of Hawaiian coastal waters, while learning about our precious ocean environment. Published in Hilo by Petroglyph Press, and priced at $9.95, I'A Sea Life Coloring Book is available at Basically Books in Hilo and book and gift stores throughout Hawaii.
Artist Jan Moon has made her home in the Keaukaha neighborhood of Hilo since 1960. Living just a short walk from the ocean has inspired her to study and record the varied sea life she has observed on her frequent swimming and coastal explorations. Adventures beyond Hawai'i and around the world, including the study of plants and wildlife in the South Pacific and Midway Atoll, make her uniquely qualified to portray the subjects she has long studied. In addition to pen and ink drawings, Moon is well known for her vibrant full color paintings on silk of Hawaiian birds, sea creatures and exotic scenes. Ms. Moon's illustrations are featured in Hilo Legends, also published by Petroglyph Press.
New edition of Stars Over Hawaii! $19.95
A regional astronomy classic for decades, the 3rd Edition of STARS OVER HAWAII has been reviewed, revised and updated by Dr. Timothy Slater, Astronomer at University of Wyoming at Laramie. During a chance encounter at HawaiiCon last September, Dr. Slater met David and Christine Reed, of Petroglyph Press and offered to contribute an update in memory of their mutual friend and colleague, the late Dr. Richard A. Crowe.
In 2002 Dr. Crowe undertook the first update to STARS OVER HAWAII in over 25 years, providing a tremendous amount of new science, while retaining the charm and voice of the book's creator, Edwin Bryan, Jr., as published in 1955 when he worked at Bishop Museum. Mr. Bryan's monthly Hawaiian star charts and star chart finder represent a distinguished accomplishment. Dr. Crowe added a chapter on Polynesian Voyaging and Wayfinding, and arranged for reproduction of the Polynesian Voyaging Society Star Compasses, in addition to a substantial science update. Dr. Slater has polished the statistics and updated facts with a sensitivity to Hawaiian culture gained through working with hundreds of teachers in Hawai'i.
This third edition includes new scientific discoveries and small changes to update the content as well as including a chart of Hawaiian Moon Phases and a Resources page of education and astronomy organizations, so backyard stargazers can explore the Universe above us and appreciate the Earth beneath our feet.
The latest contribution of beloved artist Dietrich Varez to interpreting and illustrating stories from Hawaiian folklore is presented in 'Iwa, The Hawaiian Legend. When the fisherman Kea'au, renowned for catching octopus, finds two beautiful and rare red cowry shells he thinks they must be a gift from the goddess Hina.
After he fashions them into a lure, the octopus swarm to the magical shells and he gathers more than enough to feed his whole village. The bounty is short lived when chief 'Umi learns of the magical shell lure and demands to have it for himself.
Thus begins the tale of how the boy-thief, 'Iwa, who exhibits the same thieving traits as his namesake, the Great Frigatebird, is invited to the island of Hawai'i to retrieve the precious lure. There he encounters the high chief 'Umi, famous historical ruler of Hawai'i island, who puts 'Iwa's talents to the test.
The rich imagery of Hawai'i's diverse environment, its sea life, plants and animals is depicted alongside Varez's interpretation of the human aspect of this classic tale.
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We offer many services, including copies, fax, printing, bindery, and lamination. Check out our Services Page for a full list. We also publish a line of Hawaiiana Books. In fact, Petroglyph Press remains the only publisher in the state of Hawaii that can claim its products are entirely "made in Hawaii." From design and composition through binding and distribution, Petroglyph Press creates books about Hawaii from Hawaii in its downtown Hilo facility.
We are conveniently located in historic downtown Hilo at 160 Kamehameha Avenue, in the back of Basically Books. Contact us today and let our 50 years of experience help guide you in all your printing needs.