The First Story Ever Told, 1996 first edition, by Erik Jendresen and Alberto Villoldo.


Written by Erik Jendresen and Alberto Villoldo. Illustrated by Yoshi. First edition, 1996. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.

"There was once an explorer who traveled many miles over land and by sea, up mountains and across deserts. And every place he went he heard the legend of Vilcabamba, a City of Gold that was hidden in the jungle.

"One day he went to a museum where he found a display of ancient gold objects. In the bottom of a glass case there was a map drawn on a piece of paper that was as dry and cracked as an old brown leaf. It was hard to read because the writing was faded and the paper was stained.

"The map showed the way to the lost City of Gold."

Erik Jendresen is an American writer and producer. He co-wrote the screenplay for the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, for which he won an Emmy Award. He also wrote the book “The First Story Ever Told” with Alberto Villoldo in 1996. The book is about the journey of two men who travel to Vilcabamba, a city in Ecuador that is believed to be the last refuge of the Inca Empire.

Yoshi Yoshitani is an American illustrator and graphic novelist known for his colorful and diverse artworks inspired by world mythologies and cultures. He is the creator of the Tarot of the Divine and Beneath the Moon, as well as the illustrator of the graphic novels Zatanna and the House of Secrets and I Am Not Starfire.
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Condition: Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket: Light shelf wear. Illustrated cover boards. Pages are clean, undamaged, and complete.

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