La Cancion del Sol

Melinda Lilly, Author
Melinda Lilly, Author Rourke Publishing (FL) $26.6 (31p) ISBN 978-1-58952-192-6
Mass Market Paperbound - 32 pages - 978-1-58952-079-0
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-79403-9
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K-Gr 3-In this retelling of a traditional Aztec myth, a warrior named Cabeza de Aguila (Eagle's Head) learns that it doesn't pay to anger the sun god Tonatiuh. Slighted when the god of night, Tezcatlipoca, is honored, the angry god takes his vengeance on the people of the earth by taking away the light of day and the warmth from the sun raysthe source of life itself. However, Cabeza de Aguila goes on a quest and rescues his friends and the earth from the wrath of the sun god with music. In the final sequence of the story, Tonatiuh and Tezcatlipoca dance together as a sign of their unity and mix their colors to form dawn and sunset. Full of drama, action, and adventure, this story will appeal to young audiences. The vivid colors used in the illustrations are an enchanting addition to this Aztec myth. Recommended for public and school libraries serving a Mexican American population or with an interest in Aztec mythology.Mercedes Smith, Bishop Kenny H.S., Jacksonville, FL
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