The charming legends associated with landmarks around the town of Hilo have been retold in words and pictures in this compilation of favorite stories. Included are “How Hilo Got Its Name,” “The Story of Coconut Island” and the Maui and Hina legends centering on Rainbow Falls and The Boiling Pots.
For many years Frances Reed was a children’s librarian at the Hawaii County Library and used these tales in her story-telling hours. Jan Moon is a well-known Hilo artist and illustrator. Both women had lived in Hilo for 30 years when they worked together to create an enchanting book that will be enjoyed by both adults and children.