Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns A Mesoamerican Creation Myth
Feathered Serpent and the Five Suns
A Mesoamerican Creation Myth
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2020
  • Price: $16.99
  • Trim Size: 11 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-4677-2
  • EAN: 9781419746772
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Four-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
  • Rights: World/All
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Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh brings an ancient 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: Quetzalcóatl—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.

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.