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Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth

Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth

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Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings an ancient Mesoamerican creation myth to life

Long ago, the gods of Mesoamerica set out to create humans. They tried many times during each sun, or age. When all their attempts failed and the gods grew tired, only one did not give up: Quetzalc atl--the Feathered Serpent. To continue, he first had to retrieve the sacred bones of creation guarded by Mictlantecuhtli, lord of the underworld. Gathering his staff, shield, cloak, and shell ornament for good luck, Feathered Serpent embarked on the dangerous quest to create humankind.

Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings to life the story of Feathered Serpent, one of the most important deities in ancient Mesoamerica. With his instantly recognizable, acclaimed art style and grand storytelling, Tonatiuh recounts a thrilling creation tale of epic proportions.



Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Published: 09/01/2020
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 11.10h x 9.10w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781419746772
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.2
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512367 / Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 07/15/2020
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 09/01/2020 - Book Of Special Distinction
Booklist 08/01/2020 pg. 52
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2020 pg. 48
Shelf Awareness 09/08/2020
Publishers Weekly 10/12/2020
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2020 pg. 118
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style

About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.

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