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About the author:
Lilibeth André is an artist. She paints portraits and other fine art she shows at her studio in Houston, Texas.
She grew up in the U.S.A. but returned to Mexico in her teens. It was an opportunity to reconnect with her roots and traditions studying Mexican design, art, history and all things Mexican from folk dancing to murals. She learned about customs and legends, and dressed (still does) in modernized and traditional Mexican costume, hats and huaraches at every opportunity. Today, she wants to share this love for her culture with readers who may not have the fortune she did to connect and learn about where she came from. With the creation of her story and illustrations as a gift to herself she presents this book as a small offering. "The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant" is her first book.
The Lady of the Turquoise Pendant
The story of Izta, the Aztec princess who must fight for her father's kingdom doomed to fall into the hands of the evil and bloodthirsty high priest Axooxco. Her small army of loyal followers includes her life maiden, Xochitl; her wise but insecure advisor, Tochtli; and the brave Jaguar Knight Popoca who makes her heart leap. Is the love for her kingdom and her parents enough to overcome the magical-religious control over her people?
A Story inspired by the Mexican legend of Popocatepetl (Smoking Mountain) and Iztaccihuatl (White Woman or Sleeping Woman), two of the tallest volcanoes in Mexico. The book includes eight (8) Illustrations by the author. Winner of the 2014 International Latino Book Award for Best Educational YA Book.
- Publication Date:
- 0985583614 / 9780985583613
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Ancient Civilizations