Size: 5.5 x 8.25
Creation of the Sun & Moon
This beautiful Mexican legend tells the story of a young Indian hero, Chicovaneg, who saves mankind by rekindling the Sun after it has been extinguished by the spirits of evil.
With the aid of the Quetzal bird he finds and overcomes the sorcerer Masqueshab and frees the Feathered Serpent. Together they travel to the ends of the earth, where Chicovaneg leaps into space and lands on the lowest star. He moves from star to star borrowing from each one a sliver of light which he affixes to his shield. When he reaches the apex of the heavens his burning shield becomes the new Sun. The second sections of the legend tells how Chicovaneg's son, with the aid of the rabbit Tul, creates a moon to provide man with light by night.
Bio: B. TRAVEN is the internationally known author of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Death Ship, The Bridge in the Jungle and other novels. He personally directed the preparation of the first English edition of The Creation of the Sun and the Moon, his only children's book. Traven died in Mexico City in 1969.
ALBERTO BELTRAN is one of Mexico's leading artists. A founder of the National Arts Academy in Mexico City, he has won several national and international prizes and has illustrated the work of such American writers as Victor W. Von Hagen and Oscar Lewis.