Children's book Maui Lahaina

Goodnight, Goodnight Lahaina Town is a local bedtime story that any kid growing up on Maui will appreciate and adore. The board book set in the historic town of Lahaina has a gentle rhyme and sleepy tone, that says “goodnight” to the beachgoers, shopkeepers and even the friendly sea creatures that call Maui home.

Author Jim Mayfield was born and raised on Oahu, but it was from his kid’s love of spending time at Baby Beach, and cruising around the Banyan Tree and Front Street, that encouraged him to write his first book. His simple prose capturing moments of their Lahaina experiences reveal his family’s joy for Maui and will tickle yours. Whether it is seeing the sunset behind Lanai, eating one last musubi under the banyan tree or taking your shoes off at aunty’s house, Goodnight, Goodnight Lahaina Town will make your children smile with its familiarity and sweet illustrations.

His love of the Maui art scene also inspired this project, and Monika Iwata, a Hawaii-based artist, accompanies his tender words with delightful crayon drawings of scenes around Lahaina. In fact, this book project will not only help your child foster a love for reading, but also supports Lahaina Arts Association which offers free after school art classes for Maui keiki.

Now currently living in California, when Jim is not working on his next book project, he is planning his family’s next trip back home to Hawaii.

You can find Goodnight, Goodnight, Lahaina Town at Sand Kids Maui in Whalers Village, Maui Toy Works in the Cannery Mall, Village Gift & Fine Art in Lahaina, Ma’alaea General Store and Maui Ocean Center Gift Shop. It retails for $9.99 and is printed in the USA.

To find out more about the book and its author and illustrator you can go to Now…

“The sun has set behind Lanai,

with orange rays to Molokai.

The sky turns pink, the sun goes down…

Goodnight, goodnight, Lahaina Town.”

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