Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns: A Mesoamerican Creation Myth
Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings an ancient creation myth to life In the spirit of Tonatiuh's celebrated book The Princess and the Warrior , this pre-Columbian creation myth tells the story of Quetzalcoatl, or the Feathered Serpent, one of the most important deities in ancient Mesoamerica. When the other gods grow tired in their attempt to create humankind, only one does not give up: the Feathered Serpent. He embarks on a dangerous journey full of fearsome foes and harsh elements, facing each trial with wisdom, bravery, and resourcefulness before confronting his final challenge at Mictlan, the underworld. With his instantly recognizable, acclaimed art style and grand storytelling, Tonatiuh recounts a dazzling creation tale of epic proportions. Includes an author's note, glossary, and bibliography.