Published by Evertype Publication
The Wizard of Oz in Hawaiian
By L. Frank Baum, translated into Hawaiian by R. Keao NeSmith, and illustrated by W. W. Denslow
He moʻolelo ʻo Ke Kāula Kamahaʻo o ʻOza na L. Frank Baum no kekahi kaikamahine liʻiliʻi i kapa ʻia ʻo Dorotea i halihali ʻia ai me kāna ʻīlio, ʻo Toto, ma loko o kekahi makani kaʻa wiliwili mai Kanesasa ā hiki i ka ʻāina kupaianaha a nani, ʻo ʻOza. Ua holo kona manaʻo ma laila e kipa i ke Kaona Nui ʻEmelala e noi ai i ke aliʻi o laila, ʻo ke kāula i kapa ʻia ʻo ʻOza, nāna e hoʻihoʻi iā ia i kona home. Ma ke kaʻahele ʻana, hālāwai ʻo ia me kekahi Kiʻi Hoʻoweliweli Manu e ʻimi ana i ka lolo nona; he Kanaka Kua Lāʻau Kini e ʻiʻini ana i puʻuwai nona; a me kekahi Liona Hōhē, ʻo kona ʻiʻini hoʻokahi wale nō, ʻo ia ke koa o ka naʻau. Nui nā mea weliweli a pāhaʻohaʻo a kēia pūʻulu kaʻahele i ʻike ai, akā, ua kū aku nō lākou i ke Kaona Nui ʻEmelala me ka palekana nō ma muli o ka ʻeleu o ke Kiʻi Hoʻoweliweli, ka mālama pono ʻana o ke Kua Lāʻau Kini, a me ka wiwo ʻole o ka Liona Hōhē. Na kēia puke i kōkua i ka hana ʻia ʻana o ke kiʻiʻoniʻoni kaulana o ka 1939—a he ʻokoʻa iki kēlā moʻolelo mai ka moʻolelo o ka puke kumu ma nā ʻano like ʻole!
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is L. Frank Baum’s story of a little girl named Dorothy, who with her dog Toto is carried by a tornado from Kansas to the strange and beautiful land of Oz. Here she decides to visit the Emerald City to ask its ruler, a wizard called Oz, to send her back home again. On the way she meets a Scarecrow, who is in search of brains; a Tin Woodman, who wishes to have a heart; and a Cowardly Lion, whose one desire is to possess courage. The little party encounter many dangers and marvelous adventures on the way, but reach the Emerald City in safety, their success being due to the thoughtfulness of the Scarecrow, the tender care of the Tin Woodman, and the fearlessness of the Cowardly Lion. This is the book that inspired the famous 1939 film — which differs from the original book in quite a few ways!