Author: Webb, Nancy & Jean F.
Ka’iulani’s story is Hawaii’s own story spanning the years when the islands struggled against foreign domination, saw the collapse of the monarchy, and became a territory. It is a dramatic story, full of interest, beauty, and pathos, both fascinating as the biography of a singularly gifted and wise young woman, and valuable as a chapter in the history of the fiftieth state.
Ka’iulani was a fairy tale princess, who as a child lived in an enchanted Waikiki garden of huge banyan trees where peacocks roamed. She was a dazzled witness to the first formal coronation of a Hawaiian king; a princess who later suffered years of exile and humiliation, who became shining heroine of a humble nation, and who died still young and beautiful.