Project Description

All of You was Singing

By Richard Lewis
Illustrated by Ed Young
Atheneum, 1991

A rendering of an ancient Aztec myth about how music came to the earth. With Caldecott winner Ed Young’s stunning artwork based on Mexican designs and motifs, this book offers the reader a story full of light and magic, and the breath of being music has brought to human life. An ALA Notable Children’s Book for 1991, this retelling is for persons of all ages.

32 pages • hardbound $13.95 • paperbound $4.75 • Order Form




“Both Lewis’s lyrical text and Young’s spectacular illustrations . . . play melodies that will long sing in the heart.”

– Publishers Weekly

“Lewis’s poetic text has the power and dignity appropriate to these deeply felt ideas, which have sprung independently from people of many cultures. Beginning with the unrelated yet astonishingly harmonious colors used for his extraordinary jacket art, Young’s innovative illustrations are a surprise and a delight . . . Young provides a breathtakingly succinct dedication: ‘To Silence, which serves to temper the sound.’ Outstanding in every way.”

– Kirkus Review