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The author of the book: Carol Ober
Edition: HMH Books for Young Readers
Date of issue: March 28th 1994
ISBN: 0395675235
ISBN 13: 9780395675236
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 16.51 MB

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How Music Came to the World is an adapted version of an ancient Mexican myth. Tezcatlipoca (the sky god) and Quetzalcoatl (the wind god) put aside their rivalry and decide that they need to wake up the world with music, which is being hoarded in the House of the Sun. The wind god maneuvers a maze to find where the Sun has kept his singers and musicians. The Sun commands them to stay, but Quetzalcoatl explodes in anger, letting out hundreds of hurricanes. The singers and musicians are afraid, and go back with Quetzalcoatl where they begin to play music and wake up the earth. New colors, sounds, fruits, and flowers spread across the land as they awaken, until the entire earth and its creatures are filled with music. "And ever since that day, the earth has been filled with music." The vivid and vibrant illustrations mimic what you would see in ancient Mexican drawings and depictions. Deep rich colors and geometric patterns and shapes fill the backgrounds, clothing, and scenery. The illustrations are what make this story come to life. The story itself is a bit jumpy and missing reasoning. Why did the Sun hoard musicians? How did they know about music if earth was silent? This could leave younger readers with questions and confusion. I would recommend this for ages 7-12. There are other versions of this myth, such as the retelling by Amy Friedman and Meredith Johnson, which are much more child friendly and understandable for younger readers. Hal Ober writes in the "Author's Notes" that he used authentic sources from a sixteenth century Nahua manuscript. However, he added and modified parts of the myth. His wife, Carol Ober, also gives "Illustrator's Notes" in which she explains where she got her imagery and visuals from, citing two trips to Mexico to visit ancient sites.


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