KUSIKIY A CHILD FROM TAQUILE, PERU, Book by Author and Illustrator Mercedes Cecilia, Brings Joy to the Heart

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When The Llama Constellation is missing from the sky, KUSIKIY flies with Condor to the highest snowed peak to ask the APU, the Guardian Spirit of the Mountain for his help.

"Kusikiy, A child from Taquile, Peru is a book for children that weaves reality and myth together. This story inviting us to be aware of the richness of our culture and the environmental changes on Earth."

Author and illustrator Mercedes Cecilia draws us into the kaleidoscopic and mysterious world of a Peruvian child. KUSIKIY lives in The Andes Mountains of Peru in a small island in Lake Titikaka.

When The Llama Constellation is missing from the sky, KUSIKIY flies with Condor to the highest snowed peak to ask the APU, the Guardian Spirit of the Mountain for his help. Kusikiy learns from his great grandparents the sacredness of the Glaciers and the traditional ways of giving thanks to Mother Earth. The town rejoices with a festival when they see the stars of The Llama Constellation returning to the sky.

Author/Illustrator, Mercedes Cecilia has created a myth following in the tradition of her Peruvian ancestors; a myth that treasures the universal values of love, family community and caring for The Earth.

KUSIKIY A CHILD FROM TAQUILE, PERU, Is a book that gives parents and educators a visual and appealing way to engage children in a dialogue about traditional cultures, community life and caring for our environment. It’s a story of a loving and adventurous child that offers children of all ages a multitude of opportunities to gain knowledge and to be entertained. This story 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 world. Children learn while enjoying reading this story that we live in a multicultural world.

Mercedes Cecilia, Author and Illustrator, is a practitioner of Naturopathic methods of healing and Jin Shin Jyutsu and an award winner artist. Mercedes founded “Art for All School”, a traveling school that pioneered art in education programs that celebrated the multicultural diversity in the heritage of New York State’s rural communities. Kusikiy, a child from Taquile, Peru, is Mercedes’ fifth children’s book. Mercedes Cecilia is an American Citizen, born in Peru, who made Woodstock her home since 1986.

KUSIKIY A CHILD FROM TAQUILE, PERU
A children’s picture book by author and illustrator Mercedes Cecilia
Hard Cover Book with Full Color Dust Jacket
48 Pages - 24 of them are full-page illustrations
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 2010901343
IBSN 9780984407903 First Edition in English Printed in USA

Published in the United States by:
Keepers of Wisdom and Peace Books
P.O. Box 1314, Woodstock, NY 12498    Phone: 845-679-9258

http://www.Keepersofwisdomandpeace.com

http://www.Kusikiy.com and http://www.Kusikiyachildfromtaquileperu.com

Keepers of Wisdom and Peace Books
P.O. Box 1314 Woodstock, NY 12498 U S A    Phone: (845)679-9258
Is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and focuses on introducing children to the people and cultures of the Andes Mountains of Peru, the Amazon of South and Central America. Keepers of Wisdom and Peace Books is dedicated also to bring awareness to current environmental concerns, and to entertain and inspire children to a relationship of respect and responsibility for Mother Earth.                

Contact: Kusikiy(at)KeepersofWisdomandPeace(dot)com

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