Welcome to Legend of the HULA MOOSE


Legend of the Hula Moose
Legend of the HULA MOOSE is now available in our own HULA MOOSE Store. Each book is personally signed by the author. Also available is the Lopaka Moose plush toy. Visit our Store Page to order your book now! Free shipping on select orders.


Aloha and welcome to Legend of the HULA MOOSE Website!

At precisely the right time, if a rainbow appears above the certain Hawaiian volcano, you might just see the HULA MOOSE.

Let me tell you how the story began and a little about myself as the author. I am a credentialed K-12 teacher with many years experience in the classroom. I consider it an honor and a privilege to teach children. Although, I have taught classrooms full of first graders, my story is written for children of all ages. My passion is to engage and enthuse my young students to become expressive writers. That is how this story came to be.

The story presents a whimsical idea that popped into my head one day after returning from one of our frequent Hawai'i Island visits. Moose in Hawaii? How could that be? Enter the first grade teacher with a passion for Hawaii and a love of writing stories.

The HULA MOOSE is a historical fiction with many true facts, authentic and beautiful illustrations by the amazing children's book illustrator Diane Lucas. The illustrations depict Hawaiian animals, plants, volcanoes, longhorn cattle, paniolos, King Kamehameha, The Temple on Whale Hill, Mauna Loa and a sandy beach with a full moon, waves, palm trees and a pair of moose frolicking in the ocean.

The story teaches children about Hawaiian culture, animal wildlife, a tropical habitat and the ability of animals to adapt to their surroundings. In addition, it teaches children how to make the best of a difficult or unexpected situation.

Parents will have fun reading the story to little ones, and young readers will love that this book is a chapter book full of beautiful illustrations with a complete glossary to help understand the pronunciation of the Hawaiian names and historical sites.

You are invited to join our warm hearted moose, Lopaka and Keena on their amazing voyage of discovery to Hawaii Island in 1793. Follow their adventures and challenges as they learn to thrive on their beautiful adopted island home.

Watch the Video Book Trailer on the Gallery & Video Page for exciting highlights of their journey!