Kusikiy, A Child from Taquile, Peru
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... When the Llama Constellation is missing from the sky, and the drought is affecting the crops, Kusikiy flies with Condor to the highest snowed peak to ask the Apu, the Guardian Spirit of the Mountain for the secrets of the rain.
KUSIKIY A CHILD FROM TAQUILE, PERU
The story of a loving and adventurous child offering children of all ages a multitude of opportunities to gain knowledge, to be entertained and be reminded that our world is formed by people who have different ways of thinking. This is a story that allows children to identify with a child from a foreign land, enhancing their understanding and empathy, which will extend to the significant groups in their community and the wider multicultural world. It is a book that gives parents and educators a visual and appealing way to engage children in a dialogue about traditional cultures, the meaning of community, sustainability and responsibility for our environment.
Kusikiy a Child from Taquile, Peru
"When the stars are missing from the sky, Kusikiy flies towards the highest peaks to meet the APU, the Guardian Spirit of the great Glacier, to ask for his help. Kusikiy learns from Condor the importance of the Glaciers: "... Kusikiy, the Glacier's breath keeps the rhythms of oceans and lakes." The story of Kusikiy a Child from Taquile, Peru, invites children to discover and learn more about the great glaciers and their environmental impact in our planet. The story remind us that children are concern for climate change and the Earth environmental crisis. The story, its characters, animals, forces of nature and heroic central figure make it a modern day fable, a myth that illustrates important lessons for our contemporary global culture. Mercedes Cecilia has created a story where children imagination is free to play and discover new voices and lands. Her pastel paintings give a sense of timeless innocence, delectable for the young reader not ready yet to give up pictures. "
Enhanced with the sound of the wind and birds songs of Lake Titicaca, and by flutes of the Andes.