Noche antigua: (Ancient Night Spanish Edition) (Hardcover)

Noche antigua: (Ancient Night Spanish Edition) By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles Cover Image
By David Alvarez (Illustrator), David Bowles
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Al comienzo de todo, los viejos nos cuentan,
el cosmos estaba callado y quieto.
Solo la luna brillaba redonda
en la vasta y estrellada oscuridad del cielo.


David Álvarez es uno de los artistas más extraordinarios de la actualidad. Sus ilustraciones en blanco y negro le han ganado fama en su país de origen, México, y en todo el mundo.

Ahora, con Noche antigua, David muestra por primera vez su inmenso talento con ilustraciones a todo color.

Noche antigua es un giro en dos tradiciones indígenas: el conejo que la Serpiente Emplumada Quetzalcóatl colocó en la luna, y Yaushu, el Señor Tlacuache que gobernó la tierra antes de que dominaran los humanos, y que robó el fuego de los dioses para dar calor a sus súbditos.

El galardonado autor David Bowles ha escrito un texto poético —y un apéndice cuidosamente investigado— para acompañar las ilustraciones e historia opulentas de Álvarez. El libro se publicará simultáneamente en inglés y español, brindando a los jóvenes lectores de todo el mundo la oportunidad de saborear este antiguo cuento en el formato más bello posible.

At the start of things, the elders say,
the universe was hushed and still.
The moon alone shone bright and round
in the star-speckled dark of the sky.

David Álvarez is one of the most extraordinary artists working today. His black-and-white illustrations have gained fame in his home country of Mexico and around the world.

Here, in Noche antigua (Ancient Night) David displays his immense talent with full-color illustrations for the first time.

Noche antigua (Ancient Night) is a twist on two Nahuatl traditions: the rabbit which the Feathered Serpent placed on the moon, and Yaushu, the Lord Opossum who ruled the earth before humans came, and who stole fire from the gods to create the sun.

Award-winning author David Bowles has written a poetic text – and carefully researched backmatter – to accompany David’s lush illustrations and story. The book will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish editions, giving young readers everywhere the chance to savor this ancient tale in its most beautiful format possible.

About the Author


David Álvarez es egresado de la Escuela de Diseño del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes de México (EDINBA) y ganador de numerosos premios internacionales de ilustración. Noche antigua(Ancient Night) es su primer libro publicado en inglés.

David Bowles es un autor y traductor mexicanoamericaco del sur de Texas. Entre sus múltiples libros premiados se encuentran Serpiente emplumada, corazón del cielo: Mitos de México y Me dicen Güero. Su traducción de Cuentos sagrados de América obtuvo el premio de honor Batchelder y fue finalista del International Latino Book Award. En 2017, David fue iniciado en el Instituto de Letras de Texas.

David Álvarez is a graduate of the School of Design of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico (EDINBA) and the winner of numerous international illustration awards.

David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from South Texas. Among his multiple award-winning books are Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico, and They Call Me Güero. His translation of The Sea-Ringed World garnered a Batchelder Honor and was a finalist for the International Latino Book Award. In 2017, David was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters.

 

Praise For…


“Vivid and vibrant.” – NPR Weekend Edition



“David Alvarez and David Bowles draw on several traditional stories of Mesoamerica (now known as Mexico and Central America) to craft, through stunning art and lyrical text, a picture book sure to become a classic.” – Mary Quattlebaum, Washington Parent


Product Details
ISBN: 9781646142545
ISBN-10: 1646142543
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: March 14th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: Spanish