A haunting yet hopeful tale from the edge of the world: the Bolivian Amazon.
The beautiful Chiquitano Indian girl, Kusasu, is handed a big responsibility on her fifth birthday: Protect the tree which holds up the world. This she does, secure in her rainforest village, until a series of disasters strike, threatening her tree—and everything she holds sacred.
As she grows into a woman, Kusasu prepares herself to fight the ultimate battle. Can she and her lover Tarekuwe overcome the odds—and the greed of some of her own people— to defend their culture and rainforest?
Beautifully illustrated in swirling color by the Swiss-Bolivian artist Carmen Luz, and presented here in a bilingual English and Spanish edition, Kusasu’s story will inspire children and adults alike.