Jack London is an iconic American writer, social activist, mostly known as the author of adventure fiction. Many of his literary works, including novels, plays and short stories, based on his own life experience and they have inspired numerous authors' works, and adaptations for television and film. “On the Makaola Mat/Island Tales” is the collection of short stories, published in 1919. The action is set in Hawaii and shows London's love and first-hand knowledge of the islands and the traditional way of life. Jack London remains one of the most beloved American writers of the early 20th century. This collection is recommended for anyone who enjoys the short story form, and it is a must-read for fans of London’s work. Enjoy the reading.