Maui Slows the Sun
The fifth title in the Hawaiian Legends for Little Ones series, Maui Slows the Sun introduces kids ages 0-4 to one of Hawai‘i’s best-known legends about Maui the demigod. The sun has been racing across the sky, preventing people from finishing their daily chores. Maui decides to confront the sun and races up Haleakala to greet him as he rises. Using his olona rope, Maui lassoes one of the sun's rays, holds him tight, and convinces him to slow his travels across the sky so Maui's mother may have time to dry her kapa and people can enjoy the daylight longer.