Noyolkanyolkej / Animals of My Land / Animales de mi tierra is a trilingual book by Rossy Evelin Lima and Gerald Padilla, designed to nourish the important bond between language and culture. It is the first children's fiction book published in Nahuatl in the U.S., serving as tribute to our majestic native heritage.
In this book, children will meet a young Mexica girl named Quetzali who will introduce them to animals endemic of mesoamerica. From the Jaguar, Coyote, Butterfly, Rabbit, to the mythical Mexican Salamander and so much more, children will be able to learn the names of these animals and interact with them in English, Spanish and Nahuatl.
Whether you would like your children to begin learning a second or third language, or have them learn to treasure animals as our friends, Animals of My Land will surely provide readers all of these experiences as well as the opportunity to reconnect with the great Aztec civilization.