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Ancient Night

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fantasy tale blends Mesomerican folklore with gorgeous art.

Ancient Night Book Cover: A blue rabbit pours a milky liquid into a moon-shaped jug

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David Bowels's lyrical text beautifully carries the story from one page to the next and makes this tale simple enough for even the youngest readers to enjoy. Alvarez's rich illustrations in Ancient Night bring this unique story to life through textured animal portraits and shimmering stars in the night sky. A wonderful picture book for parents and kids to savor together and a great introduction to folktales and mythology. When paired with its Spanish counterpart, this story becomes a valuable resource for bilingual families wanting to introduce their children to the stories of their Central American ancestors. A great book for families to read together in English and Spanish!

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