Napí Goes to the Mountain

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Napí’s namí (father) does not come home from working in the field, and his worried friends fear he might have been taken away. 

 

 

One evening, Napí’s namí (father) does not come home from working in the field, and his worried friends fear he might have been taken away. A nightlong search in the mountains yields nothing, so the next morning Napí and her little brother skip school and go to search for him. Upriver and in the jungle, they find themselves transformed into deer and are guided by turtles, storks, a coral snake, a bat, a mouse, and an armadillo mama, who tells them that “the family is finally together again.”  Accompanied by the animals, who are “like brothers and sisters, children of the same mother, the Earth,” the children race home to a joyful reunification. “It was so good to see him,” Napí says, “that I forgot to worry about where he had been.” Again, Domi’s amazing paintings, her bold colors this time surrounded by large areas of brown wash, are perfect. 


Also available from Oyate in a Spanish language version, Napí va a la montaña

 

 

Author: Antonio Ramírez

Illustrations: Color illustrations by Domi (Mazateca)

Binding Availability: Hardcover

Published: 2006

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Mazateca