In the beginning, nothing moves in the inky silence...until the golden godchild Atum gradually unfolds from a lotus bud. From him come the gods of the air and rain and their children - Geb, god of Earth, and Nut, goddess of the sky. Geb and Nut are inseparable. They clasp one another and share whispered secrets, leaving no space between the sky and the earth for Atum to continue creating. So Atum has no choice but to have them forcibly separated, leaving Geb enraged and Nut sad and lonely...The beautiful story that follows explains, according to Ancient Egyptian beliefs, how day, night and the starry universe were first created.
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 214 x 270 x 5 mm
Edition: New edition
"This picture book for older readers captures the magic and mystery of an early Egyptian creation myth in both its evocative language and innovative art . . . Daly's characters look as if they've stepped from hieroglyphics, but the art isn't static in any way; it has a sort of wildness that reflects the passion of a story that has endured for more then 5,000 years." --Starred, "Booklist"
"After countless ages, a ripple formed beneath the black water and the bud of a lotus flower pushed upwards. As the petals slowly unfurled, they spread a blue luster in the darkness. Enclosed in the center of the bloom was the golden godchild, Atum."
from the book"