Uncle Snake - Softcover

Uncle Snake - Softcover
Uncle Snake - Softcover
Gollub, Matthew

A mysterious and captivating tale explaining the origins of lightining. Something unearthly happens when a boy enters a forbidden cave, and no curandero can change him back to what he was. Only the nahual, a shape-changing magic worker holds out hope: "You are destined to show the world something new." Twenty years later, the young man now known as "Uncle Snake" find out what that glorious something is.

A magical tale of snakes and lightning, Oaxacan style. Once again, Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martinez have spun a mysterious and captivating original tale from the rich folk culture of Mr. Martinez's native Oaxaca. Full-color illustrations. Age 5 and up.

In this mysterious tale set in ancient Mexico, something unearthly happens when a boy enters a forbidden cave. No curandero can change him back. Only the nahual, a shape-changing magic worker, can see beyond the horizon: "You are destined," he tells the boy, "to show the world something new." Twenty years later, the boy is a young man, known to village children as "Uncle Snake." Finally, it's time to discover the glorious change that awaits him. On this third collaboration, Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martinez have woven a captivating story, again set amid the rich folk culture of Mr. Martinez's native Oaxaca.

Americas Commended Book
Artwork honored by the Society of Illustrators in New York
Paintings and text displayed in over 20 museums nationwide

$6.95
9781889910321