Musicians of The Sun

McDermott, Gerald

Published by Simon and Schuster, 1997
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8vo. 38pp. Signed by Gerald McDermott on front flyleaf, C. 1998. Light edge wear to corners of boards. Light shelf wear along edges. Dust jacket has light wear to corners/head and foot of spine. Front cover is a little wavy. Gerald McDermott retells an Aztec myth about the origins of music coming to earth to spread joy and happiness. With vibrant and colorful illustrations in a simplistic art style.Signed by Gerald McDermott on front flyleaf C. 1998.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.]. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: When the Lord of the Night sees that his world is sad and colorless because his four special musicians have been locked-away by Sun, he sends Wind to free them to play their special music and fill the world with happiness once more."

From School Library Journal: Kindergarten-Grade 4. A retelling of an Aztec myth fragment in which the deity Tezcatlipoca, Lord of the Night, sends Wind to bring the musicians of the Sun to Earth, thus making all things joyful and colorful. McDermott has made several additions such as the weapons of thunder and lightning with which Wind bests the Sun, and he changes the clothing of one of the musicians to blue; the rainbow thus created brings color, as well as music, to the gray world. The language is spare and formal, almost like an invocation, full of dignity and drama. The illustrations, in McDermott's signature cinematic style, are wonderful, with the texture of the handmade paper evoking pre-Columbian codices, and the portrayal of the deities showing a knowledge of Aztec art. The colors, created with fabric paint, opaque inks, and oil pastels, are brilliant and intense. A note gives the history of the myth. The story, "How Music Was Made," appears in Irene Nicholson's adult book Mexican and Central American Mythology (Original Artworks, 1967; o.p.), which may be in some YA collections; a truncated version of it appears in John Bierhorst's The Hungry Woman (Morrow, 1993). Picture-book versions of Aztec myths suitable for sharing with classes are scarce, however, and this one should be welcome, especially since it is dignified enough to use with older children.?Pam Gosner, formerly at Maplewood Memorial Library, NJ
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Title: Musicians of The Sun
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Gerald McDermott
Book Condition: Very good +
Edition: First Edition.

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