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The Night of the Seven Splashes
by Vivian Laubach Thompson

A Special Hawaiian Feltboard Legend about the Creation of the Hawaiian Islands by the Menehunes
Used by permission Petroglyph Press, Hilo, Hawaii

"'Once upon a time, in old Hawaii, on the island of Kauai, there lived seven menehunes. Not only seven, of course. Kauai was the home of the menehunes so the island was crowded with them!"
from Night of the Seven Splashes

Hawaiian folklore has always lent flavor and enchantment to its culture. Their legends explained how they saw the world around them. In The Night of the Seven Splashes, you will hear how the Hawaiian islands were created using their greatest helpers, the volcano and the sea, to create new homes for seven Hawaiian menehunes, Eka, Peka, Luka, Oka, Kele, Moke, and Wene.

The story for Night of the Seven Splashes, along with patterns for the feltboard characters and islands, is included in Kids' Wings Literature Guides for Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet and Surfer of the Century.

Thumbnails of this Unit:

Research Links

Who were the Menehunes?

Underwater Hotspots

Rose's Hawaiian Music

Hawaiian Islands Guide

Elvis Sings "Hawaiian Sunset"
Elvis Sings "The Hawaiian Wedding Song"

Find Your Hawaiian Name


Coral Reefs

World Map

Ocean and Hawaiian Literature
The Three Menehune of Ainahou

Surfer of the Century by Ellie Crowe
Down, Down, Down--Journey to the Bottom of the Sea by Steve Jenkins
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino
Sea Clocks (longitude and latitude) by Louise Borden

Calvin Coconut, Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury


Night of the Seven Splashes is included with Calvin Coconut and Surfer of the Century in the Kids Wings Tempests and Teamwork Collection of literature guides for award-winning novels and intermediate-level picture books. Our Tempests and Teamwork package includes a site license for one school, a spiral bound book, and CD containing 29 titles with over 700 pages of activities, nine "Jeopardy-type" games, Karoke-type songs, and professionally recorded songs! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $12.95, but if you order Tempests and Teamwork, you can get 29 literature guides for only $25, or less than $1 each! This is probably the greatest bargain in the USA, as long as quantities last!


Special Thanks to Rose's Hawaiian Music for allowing us to use "Aloha" as our background music and to Carolyn's Precious Memories for the links to the Elvis songs!


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