CB - Patent, Quetzal: Sacred Bird of the Cloud Forest
Terra Experience Collection
֍Quetzal: Sacred Bird of the Cloud Forest; Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Neil Walkman, Illustrator (1996), 44 pp., 14 oz --- [ages: 9-13, many ages can enjoy] [Living Mayan Culture] [Natural History]
An excellent book that many ages can enjoy. Quetzal combines natural and cultural history and explores the story of the Quetzal, a beautiful bird found in the cloud forests of Guatemala, Mexico and other parts of Central America. Endangered today, the bird holds a place of honor in Mayan and Aztec tradition. The Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and was once revered as a symbol of the god Quetzalcoatl. While the book has beautiful sketches, it also has lots of text. Younger children would benefit from reading it with an adult.
Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print