Long, long ago, when the earth was new, the great river goddess Yemoya sent her daughter Aje to marry a handsome earth chief in the Land of Shining Day, in this retelling of a Yoruba tale by Whitbread Award nominee James Riordan, for youngsters up to 8. At first Aje was happy, but soon she longed for the cool shadows of her mother's realm. Jenny Stow's glowing colors and lush textures illuminate this enchanting explanation of the coming of night to our world.
"Riordan's retelling is written in a style rich with descriptive language and images. Stow's illustrations utilize a combination of sun-drenched yellows and oranges with cool shades of blues. The soft, fluid lines of the richly textured artwork flow effortlessly within balanced compositions and create eye-pleasing scenes."—School Library Journal