Wings and Dreams: The Legend of Angel Falls

The highest waterfall in the world, Venezuela’s magnificent Angel Falls, is the backdrop for a newly imagined folktale vibrantly illustrated with full-color original art. A dark shadow falls over the Pemones Indians as conquerors from the north invade the ancient land. A wise shaman sends young Takupi on a perilous journey to seek out safety for his people in a secret southern land seen only in the shaman’s dreams. It’s a place where man can touch the soft clouds, grateful eagles carry children on their backs, and rushing waters bathe a scorched and withering land. Armed with only a few token gifts to protect him, Takupi must face frightening obstacles in his quest. Along the way, he discovers, as everyone must, the depth of his own courage—and his destiny. Wings and Dreams unfolds in side-by-side English and Spanish for readers of either language. Lush illustrations on every page capture the people, places, animals, and vistas that make Angel Falls unique. An afterword tells the story of U.S. pilot Jimmy Angel, who was credited in the 20th century with “discovering” the falls—known for centuries to the Pemones. Story by Irania Macias Patterson Illustrations by: Catherine Courtland McElvane Retail Price: $19.95 Reading level: Ages 5 and up Hardcover: 40 pages Publisher: Novello Festival Press; Bilingual edition (October 1, 2010) ISBN-10: 0981519245



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