"This romantic Mexican legend, richly illustrated with Pre-Colombian inspired art, tells of a star-crossed princess and warrior transformed into volcanoes that still endure as testaments to their love. Tender and tragic, Tonatiuh's gorgeous retelling will enchant young readers and book collectors alike."
About the Author
Duncan Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende. His books have received many awards over the years. He currently lives in San Miguel with his wife and children but travels to the US often.
"Using his trademark digital collage style, the author crafts brutally stunning scenes full of sharp angles using a palette of earthy, evocative colors. The text pops with incisive purpose, making every action feel monumental... Equal parts melancholic and transcendent—a genuine triumph."
"The appealing story, the powerful illustrations, and the celebration of the Aztec culture make this a sure thing for those looking for a story, while an extensive author’s note goes a step beyond, adding to the impact of the tale with a great deal of historical and cultural information."
"Tonatiuh’s storytelling grows more assured with each title; this may be his best yet."
— The Horn Book
"A skillfully crafted recounting of a somber tale of love and devotion."
— Publishers Weekly
"Award-winning author/illustrator Tonatiuh successfully retells this ancient tale using his distinctive and artistic illustrations with spare but effective text... Use this Aztec legend to inspire readers while teaching a bit about dramatic irony; a first purchase for all folklore collections."
— School Library Journal
"There is a solemn tone to the simple storytelling, which simultaneously evokes the antiquity of the tale and makes it accessible to younger independent readers."
— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books