A guided tour through Mexico led by the mythical QuetzalcÂ¢atl, a creature that is half-bird and half-snake. The tour begins in Mexico City, at the Plaza of Three Cultures, where the ruins of an Aztec temple stand next to a Spanish church and skyscrapers. It's the beginning of a fascinating journey from the pyramids in the ancient city of Teotihuacn to the artisans of Oaxaca and the rain forests of southern Mexico. Krupp compares Mexican heritage to a sarape blanket, ""woven together with many threads."" Her vibrant montages reflect this rich heritage and add depth to the text. Readers come away with a wonderful overview of Mexican arts, crafts, food, language, architecture, topography, and musical and religious celebrations. Broad in scope, informative, and fun to read.