The Sea-Ringed World: Sacred Stories of the Americas by Esperon
Batchelder Award Honor Book School Library Journal Best of the Year Kirkus Best of the Year Booklist Editors' Choice Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best ABC Group Best Books for Young Readers "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 A collection of stories from nations and cultures across our two continents―the Sea-Ringed World, as the Aztecs called it—from the Andes all the way up to Alaska. 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.