Álvarez’s illustrations alone are enough to make this stunning picture book a winner—the dreamy feel of the milky moonlight against the deep-dark night and the crisp simplicity of the animals and their world is masterful. When paired with interwoven traditional Mesoamerican tales of the magic and power of our lunar companion, the story sings, enchanting readers with its mystery and beauty. Don’t miss this one!
Ancient Night by David Alvarez, (List Price: $18.99, Levine Querido, 9781646142514, March 2023)
Reviewed by Hannah DeCamp, Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia