Produced by Kamehameha Publishing Kohala Kuamoʻo is part of the Lau Nehenehe animated storybook series produced by Kamehameha Publishing. From Kamehameha Publishing: When a prophecy proclaims that the unborn Kamehameha would grow to overshadow the ruling chiefs, his life from birth is in danger. Nae‘ole, the trusted chiefly attendant of Kamehameha’s mother, races across Kohala to save the infant Kamehameha. The first printing of Kohala Kuamo‘o: Nae‘ole’s Race to Save a King commemorates the 200-year anniversary of Kamehameha’s unification of the Hawaiian Islands under one rule in 1810.
The title Kohala Kuamo‘o refers to the trails and paths in Kohala that are integral to the story of Nae‘ole and Kamehameha. The title also suggests the customs of the people of Kohala in caring for each other. Kohala Kuamo‘o also hints at Nae‘ole’s role as the iwikuamo‘o, the most trusted personal attendant of Keku‘iapoiwa, the mother of Kamehameha.