Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged. The answers lay in their sacred stories, some recorded in The Sea-Ringed World.
Author Maíra Garíca Espeórn, illustrator Amanda Mijangos, and translator David Bowles have gifted us a treasure. Their talents have woven this collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents--The Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it--from the edge of Argentina all the way up to Alaska.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES
PRAISE FOR THE SEA RINGED WORLD
Hypnotizing...Provocative...Disarming--The New York Times
Evocative and stirring...mesmerizing to read aloud.--The Wall Street Journal
★ Visually striking...full of vivid language.--Publishers Weekly (starred)
★ A rich anthology to understand and delight in Native traditions.--Booklist (starred)
★ Begs to be read aloud.--Kirkus (starred)
★ Impressive, handsome, and universally appealing.--Horn Book (starred)
★ Breathtaking and simply beautiful.--School Library Journal (starred)
★ The language sparkles and the tales beg to be read aloud.--School Library Connection (starred)
Visually arresting, captivating collection of traditional stories.--Shelf-Awareness
David Bowles' graceful translation renders this volume an excellent addition to any storytelling collection.--BCCB
One-of-a-kind...A collection that will appeal to children, but also to any lover and collector of books.--BookRiot