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We've had fun tracking down and reviewing children's books on Guatemala, Mexico, Central America and the Mayan Experience.  We hope you and yours enjoy too!    indicates some of our favorite books for introducing children to the Mayan culture. If you have a favorite we don't list, please let us know about it so we can share it with others.  Also if you or your child want to add your review to ours - please email us at Lynn@terraexperience.com and we will add it to our web site description of the book.
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Price
(new unless indicated otherwise)
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³Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians; Aliki (1976)  5 oz

 more...

$4.95
 (New paper-back, .32 lb )

³Barrilete:  A Kite for the Day of the Dead, Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs, Hardback, 30 pp (1999)
                             in English only

limited quantities available (out of print)

$25.00
(New hard-back, .69 lb)

³Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family; George Ancona, (1997). 40 pp [ages 4-8], in English with some Spanish and Mayan words and glossary

A fun book that tells a good story and has excellent pictures of a current Mayan family in Yucatan Mexico around fiesta time.  The story benefits from the author's unique perspective as a 2nd generation American whose family came from this area.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$16.00
(New hard-back, 1.1 lb)

³Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead; George Ancona (1993), 44 pp [ages 7-12],  in English with some Spanish words and glossary. 

A wonderful book with beautiful story and pictures that provides a child's eye view of "Day of the Dead" in southern Mexico area of Oaxaca.   A young boy takes part in the celebration in that remembers and honors his Grandmother and other family members that have died. These traditions are similar to those in Guatemala and other parts of Central America. 

limited quantities available (out of print)

$17.00 ....
(New hard-back, .92 lb., may have remainder mark)

$16.00 ..

(used hardback, . 92 lb., Condition: good, ex-library)

³The Piñata Maker/El Piñatero,  George Ancona (1994,1995), 40 pp. [age 9-12+].

Bilingual in Spanish & English

An excellent bilingual book that tells how "Tio" Ricardo the old piñata maker, makes his beautiful piñatas and helps preserve the traditions of Oaxaca and community through his art  Well written with wonderful pictures.  These traditions are similar to those in Guatemala and other parts of Central America. 

If I found a recipe for the paste, think I could figure out how to make a piñata from the pictures in the book It would probably not be as beautiful as those in the book, ... but it would be fun to try).

$14.00 .. . .
(used hardback, 88 lb.,  condition: good, ex-library)

$10.00 .. .
(used school binding, 88 lb,, condition: average, ex-library)

 

³ 1 - Artes Y Artesanias Mayas de Guatemala/Maya Arts and Crafts of Guatemala; Marilyn Anderson     more.   This 8" x 11" is a great size for kids to color

Bilingual in Spanish & English

$6.00
(New paper-back, 32 lb.) 
³ 2 - Artes Y Artesanias Mayas de Guatemala/Maya Arts and Crafts of Guatemala; Marilyn Anderson    

Large size 11" x 16.5" - Wonderful  for classroom and displays 

Bilingual in Spanish & English

$15.00
(New large paper-back,
.57 lb.)



³ 3 - Artes Y Artesanias Mayas de Guatemala; Marilyn Anderson . This 8" x 11" is a great size for kids to color.9 oz


This version is in Spanish & 8 Mayan Languages (Achi, Kaqchikel, K'che', Popti', Poqomam, Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Tz'utujil) !!! 
 

$11.00
(New paperback)

  Please help us ! (Terra Experience in cooperation with  Marilyn Anderson's Pro Arte Maya)  make this coloring book available to Mayan students in Guatemalan schools.  If you pay $15.00 for a book for yourself - we will also be give a Mayan school or student a copy of this coloring book as well. THANKS!!!. or Buy 2

$15.00
(one for you and one we will donate to a school or Mayan Student in Guatemala)

 

³Children of the Maya, A Guatemala Indian Odyssey; Brent Ashabranner and Paul Conklin (photos);  (1986) ---  14 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$17.50
 
(used hardback, .88  lb,  good condition,
ex-library) 
³Aztec Inca & Maya; Baquedano, Elizabeth and Michel Zabe (Photos) (1993) Eyewitness Books    19 oz

 

$19.50
(New hard-back, 1.2 lb.)
³Antologia de La Literatura Para Ninos de Guatemala,  Ethel Batres and Irene Piedra Santa (2003)   11 oz $17.50
(New pape-rback, .69 lb)

³The Monkey's Haircut and other Stories Told by the Maya; Bierhorst, John (ed) and Robert A. Parker, Illustrator (1986)   ---  19 oz more.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00

(used hardback, 1.2 lb., condition: good,  some ex-library)

³Going Home; Eve Bunting; David Diaz, Illustrator (1996).

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$10.00
(new hardback, 14 oz) 
³ Colibri; Ann Cameron;  228 pp (2003), [age 10-15] $10.00

(used hardback, condition: good, ex-library)

 
³Imagining Isabel, Omar S. Castaneda, 200 pp (1995) ---   14 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$18.00
(New hardback)
 
out of stock
³Abuelos Weave, Omar S. Castaneda,  (1993) ---   **

limited quantities available (out of print)

 

$10.00 ..
(used hardback, school binding,
 average condition,  may be ex-library)
³El Tapiz de Abuela, Omar S. Castaneda,  (1994) ---  * 

limited quantities available (out of print)

 

$15.00 .

(
used hardback, good condition)
out-of-stock
³Daily Life in Ancient and Modern Mexico City; Steve Cory and Ray Webb, illustrations (1999)    15 oz $24.00
(New hard-back, .93 lb)
³Hands of the Maya: Villagers at Work and Play; Rachel Crandell (2002)  14 oz $12.00

(Used hard-back, good to very good, may be x-library)
³Technology in the Time of the Maya; Judith Crosher; Wayland Publishers Ltd. East Sussex BN,  (1997)   $12.00

(used hardback, good condition, may be ex-library)

 ³Children of the World: Guatemala; RonnieCummins and Rose Welch (1990) ---  12 oz  more.

One of my favorites, perhaps because I first learned about this book from Maria (the girl on the cover) herself.  She proudly unwrapped a copy of the book when my husband and I showed a real interest in the traditions and weavings of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala.  The book is a fun story a Mayan girl's (Maria's)  life and dreams in the uplands of Guatemala.  This is the area where many of Terra Experience's Huipils (blouses) are woven. Women weave the cloth for their Huipils on a back-strap loom and then hand-embroider beautiful birds and flowers.  The book has many good pictures and descriptions of Santiago Atitlan, Maria's family, her home, the local market and Lake Atitlan.  The book provides a wonderful way to introduce a child to the Mayan culture and every-day life in Guatemala.  It is part of the The Children of the World book series.   

 limited quantities available (out of print)

$18.00 
(New hardback, school edition, .75 lb.) 

³Children of the World: Nicaragua; Ronnie Cummins and Rose Welch (photos); Gareth Stevens Children's Books, London and Milwaukee (1990) 12 oz  

limited quantities available (out of print)

$16.00 
(New hard-back, school edition, .75 lb)
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³Pancho’s Piñata,  Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes (1992), 44 pp [ages 4-8]. 

A fictional, original tale with illustrations in the Mexican folk art tradition. On Christmas Eve in a small Mexican village, a little boy, Pancho, rescues a beautiful star ensnared atop a cactus.  His reward is the gift of happiness.  Many years later, he decides to pass on this wondrous gift to the children of his village. It’s a story in the Christmas tradition that emphasizes the joys and rewards of giving.  A fun tale with a Mexican setting,, but the story-line is more in the North American tradition.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$18.00 .. 

(used hard-back, .88 lb., condition: good to very good, may be x-library)

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$10.00 .

(used school edition, .82 lb., condition: average to good, may be ex-library)

³ The Hummingbird's Gift, Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes (1994)  13 oz  [ages 4 - 8].

An original fictional tale that uses the backdrop of a Tzintzuntzan Village in Mexico to tell a story with a message. During a drought when there are no flowers a poor family helps hummingbirds survive, and then are helped by the hummingbirds who teach them how to weave straw figures that they can sell.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$20.00 ...

(used hardback, .82 lb.,
 condition: good to very good, may be ex-library)

 

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³ The Sleeping Bread, Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes (1992)  14 oz  [ages 4 - 8].

An original fictional tale that uses the backdrop of a Guatemala village to tell a story with a message.  A baker named Beto befriends a beggar who has blue eyes.  The villagers decide they don’t want beggars around during the village’s fiesta and force the beggar to leave.  As Beto listens to the beggars sad tale, a bitter tear falls into the bread batter.  Subsequently the bread will not rise and the Village must face a fiesta without bread.  Beto, through a dream, is lead to the beggar who helps him solve the mystery and saves the fiesta.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$20.00 .
(used hardback, .88 lb.,
 condition: good, may be ex-library
)
out of stock
³Un Poco deTodo Sobre El Tejido Maya: Actividades para ninos; Fabiana flores de Saenze and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (1999), In Spanish  ---  4 oz   more

in Spanish only

$7.00
(New paper-back, .25 lb.)

³Una Historia Que Contar; Fabiana flores de Saenze  and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (2001), In Spanish  ---  2 oz

in Spanish only

$6.00
(New paperback)

³Una cinta que vuela; Fabiana flores de Saenze  (2001), In Spanish ---  2 oz

in Spanish only

$6.00
(New paperback)

³The Tropical Dry Forest and Sea Turtle Beaches of Nicaragua's Pacific Coast: El Bosque Tropical Seco y Los Tortugueros de la Costa del Pacifico de Nicaragua, Jane Furchgott and Dr. Robert Horwich, bilingual paperback coloring book, 52 pp (2002) --- 5 oz    $12.00
(New paperback)

³Out of the Dump: Writings and Photographs by Children from Guatemala, Kristine L. Franklin & Nancy McGirr (editors) (1995) --- 20 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$20.00 ........
(used hardback, 1.3 lb., good to very good condition, may be ex-library)
³Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His Peoples Mysterious Past,  Guy Garcia, Ted Wood (photography) (1995) ---  17 oz

\limited quantities available (out of print)

$16.95
(New hard-back, 1.1 lb.)

sold out

³People of Corn: A Mayan Story, Mary-Joan Gerson (Retold by) and Carla Golembe (Illustrator) (1995)  ---  12 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.95 ..

used hardback, .75 lb., good condition  ex-library)

³Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats; Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martinez (1993) ---   13 oz  more

limited quantities available (out of print)

$12.50
 (Use hard-back, .82 lb., may be ex-library, good condition)

³The Bravest Flute: A Story of Courage in the Mayan Tradition; Ann Grifalconi (1994)  ---  13 oz
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limited quantities available (out of print)

$12.50

(used hardback,
82 lb,, good to very good condition, may be ex-library)
 $20.00
(New hard-back, 82 lb.)

³Teenage Refuges From Guatemala Speak Out: In Their Own Words, Gerry Hadden (1997)  ---  12 oz

 

$12.00 .

(used hardback or school binding, .75 lb., good condition, may be ex-library)
³Children of Guatemala: The World's Children:  Jules Hermes (1997) ---  16 oz

out of print (available in limited quantities)

$15.00
(used hardback, 1 lb., good condition, ex-library)
sold out
³A Life of Their Own: An Indian Family in Latin America; Aylette Jenness and Lisa Kroeber, 144 pp (1979), [ages 9 to 15+]---   26 oz

Good story of an actual weaving family in San Antonio Aguas Caliente near Antigua in the 1970s. Helps students understand what an anthropologist does. I enjoyed reading especially since one of my weaving friends husbands saw his picture as a small boy at school.  Black and white photos add to text.  If you have visited Antigua, you have probably visited San Antonio Aguas Caliente, known for its fine weaving.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$18.00 ... .....
(used hardback, good condition, ex-library) 

³The Witch’s Face: A Mexican Tale; adapted by Eric A Kimmel and and Fabricio Vanden Broeck, illustrator (1993) 15 oz

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$15.95 .... .
(New hardback)

 

 
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³Let’s Go Traveling in Mexico; Robin Rector Krupp (1996)  20 oz  more

limited quantities available (out of print)

$16.00
(New hardback)

 
³Days of the Dead; Kathryn Lasky and photos by Christoper G. Knight, pp 49, (1994) [ages 8-12]

Story with lots of pictures that explains the traditions of Day of the Dead and every-day life in rural Mexico through the experience of a 12 year old boy, Gamaliel and his family. His family remembers and honors his Grandfather and Grandmother through their activities on the Day of the Dead.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$10.00 ...

(used hardback or school binding, good condition, may be ex-library)

 

³Peacemakers: Rigoberta Menchu, Caroline Lazo, (1994) $15.00
(Like New hard-back, school binding)

 

³A Guatemalan Family: A Journey Between Two Worlds, Michael Malone,  Minneapolis, MN (1996) 13 oz
 

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00

(used hardback or school binding, good condition, may be ex-library)

 

³Gracias Rosa, Michelle Markel, Diane Paterson (Illustrations) (1995)  12 oz 

limited quantities available (out of print)

  $15.95
 

(used school binding, good condition,
 may be ex-library)

³The Race of Toad and Deer; Retold by Pat Mora and Maya Itzna Brooks, Illustrator (1995)     14 oz

$14.95
(New hardback) 
³Technology in the Time of the Aztecs; Nina Morgan; Wayland Publishers Ltd. East Sussex BN,  (1997)  15 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$25.00
(New hardback)
³My Name is Ana Maria...And I Live In Guatemala; Judith Oltrogge (1992)   more  $14
(New paper-back)
 
De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children; Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (1994), 56 pp [ages 4-adult],  24 oz  more  

A wonderfully illustrated book of Latin American children's song's chants and rhymes.  The 27 songs are in Spanish with English translations.  I have heard my friends from Guatemala and Mexico begin to recite "El Chocolate" as they talk about making and drinking chocolate. Many mothers  repeat "Sana Sana" as they rub a hurt and comfort a small child."  And at Christmas and birthday's the "La Pinata" song becomes a favored chant.  The book includes simple musical arrangements for piano, voice and guitar.  There are also short descriptions of how the song is used in every-day life and again, wonderful illustrations by Elisa Kleven. 

bilingual in Spanish & English

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00 ....
(used hardback or school binding, 1.5 lb., good condition, may be ex-library)

³Fiestas: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebrations; Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (2002), 48 pp. [ages 4 - adult], 24 oz

Similar to De Colores and Other Latin-American Folk Songs for Children, this fun book focuses on 28 songs specifically associated with different celebrations or fiestas in Latin America.

 bilingual in Spanish & English

limited quantities available (out of print)

  $15.00 .

(used hardback or school binding, 1.5 lb., good condition, may be ex-library)

  $20.00 .

(used hardback of school binding, 1.5 lb., very good condition)

³Quetzal: Sacred Bird of the Cloud Forest; Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Neil Walkman, Illustrator  (1996)  14 oz  more

limited quantities available (out of print)

$10.00 .

(used hardback, good condition, may be x-lib .88 lb.)
 

³Guatemala: Central America's Living Past; Lila Perl (1982) $10.00

(used hardback, condition good to acceptable, may be x-lib)

³Life Around the Lake; Maricel E. Presilla and Gloria Soto, 30 pp (1997) [ages 9-11?] 18 oz

An interesting book that describes the life of the Tarasco Indians of Central Mexico through their embroidery.  The books highlights some of the pollution problems of the lake.  The embroideries are beautiful and information is good. But I wonder if children will enjoy the book as much as the adult that might read it to them. 

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$10.00
(New hard-back, 1.13 lb.)

 

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³Today is the Day, Nancy Riecken and Catherine Stock (1996 )   14 oz more

limited quantities available (out of print)

$14.95 .
 (New hardback) 

³Angela Weaves a Dream: the Story of a Young Mayan Artist; Michele Sola (text) and Jeffrey Jay Foxx (photographs) (1997)   14 oz   

Quoting from the dust-cover "This story and others of the Maya culture, passed from generation to generation, are also portrayed through the artistry and vision of the people's grand weaving tradition.  more

limited quantities available (out of print)

  $10,00

(used hardback, good condition, may be ex-library)

³Mayan Weaving, A Living Tradition,  Ann Stalcaup, 24 pp, [ages 4-8], (1999), 13 oz

Lots of pictures, easy reading and information in this book for children on Mayan weaving.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$18.50 ..

(used hardback or school binding, .82 lb., good condition, may be ex-library)

 sorry out of stock

³Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America,   Florence Tempko, 63 pp (1997),  [ages 8 to 10+], 14 oz.

This is a "how to" book. If you want to figure out how to make traditional crafts from Mexico and Central America with kids this is a great book for you. There are good pictures and explanations for how to make 8 different crafts including Guatemalan weaving and Worry Dolls.  The book lacks in depth discussion of how these crafts fit into the culture.  There is a bibliography for further reading that includes many of the books Terra Experience sells. I'd  also suggest Anderson's Mayan Arts & Crafts from Guatemala coloring book, Ronnie Cumming's Children of the World Guatemala, and Waterlow's A Family from Guatemala. 

limited quantities available (out of print)

$10.00 .. ..
(
used hardback or school binding, .94 lb., good to very good condition, may be ex-library) 
³A Family from Guatemala: Families Around the World,   Julia Waterlow, 32 pp (1998)  [ages 4 - 8+] 14 oz   

This is an easy read with lots of pictures that describes the everyday life of a family from San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala.  You learn that in 1998 the annual income for the Calabay family of 5, is $994 and they are always working. You learn about the family, their home, what they eat, the many ways they work, and their children's school and play. Enlightening for all ages.   more

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00
(New hardback) 
³Song of the Chirimia: A Guatemalan Folktale/ La Musica de La Chirimia: Folklore Guatemalteco; Jane Anne Volkmer, 40 pp (1991) [ages 4 -8] 16 oz

Retelling of a traditional Guatemalan myth where a Mayan youth, Blackfeather, woos the hand of a Mayan Princess who loves bird songs by playing the Chirimia.

limited quantities available (out of print)

$30.00 ...
(Like New hard-back or school edition, 1 lb) 

$10.00 ....

(used hardback or school edition, 1 lb., good condition, may be ex-library) 

³Rain Player; David Wisniewki; Clarion Books/Houghton Miffllin, New York, NY; 30 pp Cut paper illustrations by author of traditional Mayan tale (1991) 14 oz $10.00......
(New hardback) 

³Beneath the Stone: A Mexican Zapotec Tale; Bernard Wolf  (1994) 16 oz  

An excellent child’s eye perspective of life in a Zapotec Indian village, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico.  This village is a well-known center of tapetes, beautiful rugs and tapestries that are hand-woven on a floor loom with patterns similar to North American Indians.  The photos are clear with a perspective that kids should be able to relate to and create a wonderful mosaic of the elements of a Zapotec Indian family’s life.  The writing provides a simple, but dynamic explanation of this mosaic that is, again, kid directed.  This book is one I  highly recommend. more

limited quantities available (out of print)    age 5 - 11

$17.00
(New hardback)
 
  The books below are part of a series on each of 21 ethnic Mayan groups in Guatemala put out by unicef and the Universidad Fafael Landivar in Guatemala. The books are in Spanish for Guatemala children in elementary and middle schools to learn about the ethnic cultures in their country.  Includes color pictures on non-shiny paper.  A good introduction to the culture, history, community life of each of these groups. Wonderful for Spanish speakers and Spanish classes. Terra Experience has doll clothes and children's group from many of the Mayan ethnic groups below.
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Ixil, Version Escolar, Volumn II, 32 pp (2000)  [Includes Nebaj, Chajul and Cotzal]

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)
 
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Kaqchikel, Version Escolar, Volumn II, 45 pp (2000) ([Includes: Santa Cruz Balanya, San Jose Poaquil, Solola, Paajechel, Patzun, Patzicia, Techpan, Kaqjay and San Andres Semetabaj]

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)
 
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Kiche', Version Escolar, Volumn II, 45 pp (2000) [Includes: Momostenango, Nahuala,  and others]

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)
 
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Mam, Version Escolar, Volumn II, 28 pp (2000) [Incudes: Todos Santos Cuchumatan,Colotenango, San Juan Atitlan, and many others in Western highlands]

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)
 
  ³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Q'eqchi', Version Escolar, Volumn II, 44 pp (2000)

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)
out of stock
 
3721.JPG (25135 bytes) ³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Tz'utujil, Version Escolar, Volumn II, 32 pp (2000) [Includes Santiago Atitlan, San Juan La Laguna, San Lucas Toliman, San PAblo La Laguna near Lake Atitlan]

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)

 
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Mopan, Version Escolar, Volumn II, 32 pp (2000)

in Spanish only

$15.00
(softback)

 

    We also have limited copies of others:  Akateka, Awakateka, Chorti, Chuj, Itzaj, Popti, Poqomchi, Poqoman, Qanjobal, and Sakapulteka .  Contact lynn@terraexperience.com if you are interested.  

 

Books to Check for at Your Library At times we may have limited numbers of some of these books (especially those marked ³) available for sale. Contact us at lynn@terraexperience.com  if you are interested in purchasing any of these books.

Abuela's Weave; Omar S. Castaneda and Enrique O. Sanchez (illust); ee & Low Books Inc., New York, NY (1993) also available in Spanish as El Tapiz de Abuela

The Ancient Maya; Barbara L. Beck, Revised by Lorna Greenberg. New York, NY 1983

The Ancient Maya; Irene Flum Galvin; New York, NY 1997

Angel's Kite/ La Estrella de Angel; Alaberto Blanco (story) and Rodolfo Morales (pictures); Children's Book Press, San Franscisco, CA; 32 pp (1994) bilingual

Barrilete:  A Kite for the Day of the Dead, Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs, Groundwood Book//Douglas & McIntyre; Toranto, Ontario; 30 pp (1999)

The Bird that Cleaned the World; Victor Montejo;  Curbstone Press, Willimantic CT (1992)

³Celebrate in Central America; Joe Viesti and Diane Hall; Lathrop, Lee & Shepard Books; New York, NY (1997)  $16.00

Children of the Maya, A Guatemala Indian Odyssey; Brent Ashabranner and Paul Conklin (photos); Dood, Mead & Company; NY (1986)

The Corn Grows Ripe;  Dorothy Rhoads and Jean Charlot; Viking Press, New York, NY (1956) hardback

Cultures of the World, Guatemala; Sean Sheehan; Marshall Cavendish, NY, Longon, Sydney (1998)

Days of the Dead; Kathryn Lasky and Christopher G. Knight (photos), Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY (1994).

Enchantment of the World: Guatemala; Brill Targ and Harry Targ; Children's Press, Chicago (1993)

El Tapiz de Abuela:  Omar S. Castaneda and Enrique O. Sanchez (illust); ee & Low Books Inc., New York, NY (1993) in Spanish; also available in English as Abeula's Weave

³Gracias, Rosa; Michelle Markel; Diane Paterson (illust); Albert Whitman & Company, Morton Grove, IL (1995) 

Grandmother's Song; Barbara Soros and Jackie Morris (illust);Barefoot Books, Brooklyn, NY (1998)

Guatemala: Central America's Living Past; Lila Perl; William Morrow and Company, NY (1982)

³A Guatemalan Family, Michael Malone, Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN (1996)

³The Hummingbirds' Gift, Stefan Czerneck and Timothy Rhodes; Hyperion Books for Children, New York, NY (1994)

Josefina; Jeanette Winter, Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego, CA (1996).  (children's story of Josefina Aguilar, a beloved Mexican folk artist of painted clay figures in Ocotlan, Mexico)

La Montana de Fuego: Thomas P. Lewis and Joan Sandin; Harper Collins;  64 pages  (1971) in Spanish

La Virgen de Guadalupe; Felipe Davalos, Ma. Eugenia Guzman and Franciso Serrano, Groundwood Books Ltd. (1998)  in Spanish, a beautifully illustrated, but fragile, pop-up-book.

Life in Ancient Mexico Coloring Book; John Green; Dover Publications; 48 pp (1991)

Look into the Past: The Maya:  Peter Chrisp; Wayland Ltd., East Sussex, England (1994)

Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes/Los Perros Magicos de Los Volcanes; Manlio Argueta and Elly Simmons (illust); Children's Book Press; San Francisco, CA (1990)  bilingual folktale from El Salvador

Maya: Land of the Turkey and the Deer; Victor W. Von Hagen; The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio (1960)

Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family; George Ancona; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York, NY; 36 pp (1997)

Mayan Weaving: A Living Tradition (Crafts of the World Series); Ann Stalcup; Rosen Publishing Group's PowerKids Press, New York, NY; 24 pp (1999)

Mexican Girl and Boy Paper Dolls; Kathy Allert; Dover Publications, Inc. New York, NY (1992)

The Most Beautiful Place in the World; Ann Cameron; Dell Yearling a division of Random House; NY, NY (1988)

³The Mouse Bride:  A Mayan Folk Tale; Judith Dupre and Fabricio VandenBroeck (illust). an umbrella Book, Alfred A. Knofp Newy York, NY (1993)

³My Mexico/Mexico mio; Tony Johnston and F. John Sierra; Paperstar Book/Penguuin Putnam Books; New York, NY; 36 pp (1996) bilingual  $5.99

Out of the Dump: Writings and Photographs by Children from Guatemala;  Kristine L. Franklin and Nancy McGirr (ed); Lothrop, Lee & Shepar Books/William Morrow & Company, New York, NY; 52 pp. (1995)   

Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead;  George Ancona; Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, New York, NY (1993)

People of Corn: A Mayan Story;  Mary-Joan Gerson and Carla Golembe (Artist); Little Brown and Company Canada and UK (1995) - out of print

The Pinata Maker:  El Pinatero; George Ancona; Harcourt Brace & Company, San Diego New York, NY (1994) bilingual

Song of the Chirimia: a Guatemala Folktale/ La Musica del la Chirimia: Folklore Guatemaltec; retold and illustrated by  Jane Anne VolkmerCarolrrhoda Books, In. Minneapolis, MN (1991)  bilingual

The Story of Colors/La Historia de los Colores, Subcomandante Marcos, Domitila Dominquez (illustrator); Cinco Puntos Press, Mexico (1999)

Una cinta que vuela, Fabiana Flores de Saenz; Tinta y Papel, Guatemala, Guatemala (2001) in Spanish

Why there is no Arguing in Heaven: A Mayan Myth; Deborah Nourse Lattimore, Harper Collins (1989) --- out of print

³Un Barrilete:  Para el Dia De Los Muertos, Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs, Hardback,  30 pp (1999).
                              in Spanish only
$25.00
(used hardback, .69 lb, )

sorry
out-of-stock 10/09

2ee4.JPG (70999 bytes) ³Trouble Dolls, Suzanne Simons, NY, NY, 64 pages (2000)    --- small paperback with set of trouble dolls!!!   $10.00
(paperback with dolls)

Sorry sold out
³The Most Beautiful Place in the World; Ann Cameron;  (1988), [age 9-12] $12.00
(used hardback, condition: good, ex-library)

sorry
out-of-stock
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³The Corn Grow Ripe;   Dorothy Rhoads and Jean Charlot (1993) 4 oz
more
  

$4.99
(New paperback)

Sorry sold out

³Land of the Five Suns: Looking at Aztec Myths and Legends, Kay McManus (1996)    12 oz

limited quantities available (out of print)

$12.50
(New hardback)

sorry
out-of-stock

³The Mouse Bride:  A Mayan Folk Tale; Judith Dupre and Fabricio VandenBroeck (illust), hardback (1993) $15.00
(Like New hardback)
sorry sold out
³Step into the Aztec & Maya Worlds, Fiona Macdonald (1998)  24 oz  more   

limited quantities available (out of print)

$12.95
 (Hardback)
Sorry out of Stock
Enchantment of the World: Guatemala;  Marlene Targ Brill and Harry Targ;  (1993) --- 21 oz   (note: used book in good to acceptable condition, ex-library copies with usual markings and that people liked and checked out, cover corners may be worn but internal pages are clean and very readable)

 

(used hardback, condition: ______  ex-library) 

sorry
out-of-stock

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