Synopses & Reviews
In the days of the Aztecs, a fisherman and his wife live in a hut by the sea. One day, the fisherman captures a green turtle, a god in disguise. The turtle grants him a wish in exchange for being released. The fisherman asks simply for four fishes. When his wife finds out, she's furious. Why didn't he wish for a stone house so they could be rich? Three different times, she sends her husband back to the turtle. On each visit, the fisherman asks the turtle to grant the ever-more demanding wishes of his greedy wife. But one day, the wife goes too far and asks to be a god. And she does become like the other gods in Tenochtitl??n ???a statue carved from stone Martha Aviles's illustrations rendered in acrylics and liquid watercolors capture the flavor of Aztec art and culture.