The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaʻiulani of Hawaiʻi

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Four Winds Press, 1991 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
The moving story of a young woman who showed great bravery in a time of heartbreaking change, The Last Princess is illustrated with exquisitely detailed paintings by Diane Stanley and includes a note on the Hawaiian language, a map, and a bibliography. Illustrations in full color.

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User Review  - kvelin - LibraryThing

This is a biography about the Princes Ka'Iulani who was the last princess of Hawaii. It talks about the last days of Hawaiian monarchy and the american invasion of the government system. The author does a great job of telling the story of a very hard piece of American history. Read full review

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User Review  - sabdelaz - LibraryThing

The last princess was an unfortunate story of the Hawaiian noble, Ka'lulani. Ka'lulani's mother died at a fairly young age and before she died, she told her daughter, Ka'lulani that she will never ... Read full review


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Fay Stanley, Diane Stanley's mother, was the author of suspense novels and short stories for adults. "The Last Princess: the Story of Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i, " was her only children's book.

Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess.

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