The Māui Stories
Written by Gabrielle Ahuliʻi Holt
Illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong
Hardcover, 60 pp
A collection of three Hawaiian legends written in English and Hawaiian: Maui Hooks the Islands, Maui Slows the Sun, and Hina for kindergarten through second grade. These stories, written by elementary school librarian, Gabby Ahulii, introduce young kids to the demigod Maui and his mother, Hina.
Maui Hooks the Islands introduces kids to Maui the demigod who fished up the Hawaiian islands using a magic fishing hook.
Maui Slows the Sun tells the story of how Maui was able to extend the length of daylight in the islands.
Hina introduces kids to Maui’s mother, the goddess of the moon.
In simple, poetic language, these origin stories give small kids a taste of Hawaii’s rich history of storytelling.