From School Library Journal
Grade 2-4?In this entertaining and educational picture book, Quetzalcoatl, the Toltec and Aztec god represented by a feathered serpent, takes readers on a year-long tour of Mexico. The simple text reads like a story with a smattering of interesting statistics and facts. Krupp depicts each stop on the journey with roughly colored, layered paper designs that effectively portray the energy and ambiance of the country. Major attractions on the tour include the Plaza of Three Cultures in Mexico City, the Toltec ruins of Teotihuacan, the jungles of Yaxchilan, a school field trip to the colonial palace in Cuernavaca, a Day of the Dead celebration in the island village of Janitzio, and a folk-art market in Oaxaca. A great introduction to the history, geography, and culture of our neighbors south of the border.?Denise E. Agosto, Midland County Public Library, TX
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From Kirkus Reviews
A guided tour through Mexico led by the mythical Quetzalc¢atl, a creature that is half-bird and half-snake. The tour begins in Mexico City, at the Plaza of Three Cultures, where the ruins of an Aztec temple stand next to a Spanish church and skyscrapers. It's the beginning of a fascinating journey from the pyramids in the ancient city of Teotihuac n to the artisans of Oaxaca and the rain forests of southern Mexico. Krupp compares Mexican heritage to a sarape blanket, ``woven together with many threads.'' Her vibrant montages reflect this rich heritage and add depth to the text. Readers come away with a wonderful overview of Mexican arts, crafts, food, language, architecture, topography, and musical and religious celebrations. Broad in scope, informative, and fun to read. (chronology, maps) (Picture book. 5+) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.