Māui, Mischievous Hero
Written by Barbara Baldwin Lyons
Illustrated by Dietrich Varez
Maui is a mythic figure known throughout Polynesia who lifts up the heavens, and fishes up islands from beneath the sea with his magic fishhook; a folk hero that snares the sun to make it move more slowly, and shares the secret of making fire. Maui is the mischief maker, benefactor, worker of miracles. Stories of Maui have been passed on for countless generations, spread far and wide due to the great seafaring prowess of voyagers sailing across the vast area of Moananuiakea, the Pacific Ocean. Maui, Mischievous Hero relays a few favorites about this mythical figure, accompanied by gorgeous artwork by the beloved late Dietrich Varez.