Hina and the Sea of Stars
Hina and the Sea of Stars

Hina and the Sea of Stars


Author: Michael Nordenstrom | Hardcover

The second in a series of children’s picture books about Hawaiian goddesses, Hina and the Sea of Stars combines elements of several legends about Hina, a goddess considered to be a primary ancestor of the Hawaiian people. Hina is often associated with the moon and its cycles, and therefore with fishing, planting, and fertility.


“Children’s books often don't have many words. This one uses fewer than 500 well chosen words. In those few words it retells with simple grace a collection of tales about Hina the mother of the Hawaiian people... The story is charming but the illustrations are glorious. Each two-page spread is a collage.

Nordenstrom’s previous book Pele and the Rivers of Fire won a Hawaii Publishers Association Pa'i award for its illustrations and made him a finalist for the Utah Childrenʻs Book Award. Hina and the Sea of Stars is at least as good.” 

- Maui Weekly