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Childrens and Young Adult Books on Mayan Culture, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Latin America                  to  Books on Textiles

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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֍Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians; Aliki (1976).  34 pp. ---  [ages 6+, reading grades 1-3rd] [Natural History]

Maize is very important to people in both north and central America. Learn about its history and science in this "let's-read-&-find-out book"

 more...

$4.95
 (New paper-back, .4 lb )

֍Barrilete:  A Kite for the Day of the Dead, Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs, (1999). 30 pp. --- [ages 6+, reading grades 5-6th]. [Living Mayan Culture] English with some Spanish words in text. 

Tells the story of a boy in Santiago Sacatepequez  Guatemala where flying beautiful large kites is a traditional way of honoring the ancestors.
[Living Mayan Culture]

Limited quantities available (no longer in print)

$21.00
(New hard-back, .7 lb)


֍Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorona. Rudolfo Anaya and Maria Baca (illustrator) --- [ages 11+,  grade 5+]  [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

This is an adaption of the scary story "La Llorono", the crying woman, whom Latin American parents often use to warn their children that they shouldn't wander alone in the woods. From the cover: "Maya is a ... beautiful girl, who at birth bore the mark of the Sun God on her shoulder. This mark, ... means Maya is immortal.  Senor Tiempo, the god of time... is incensed...and must have her children!" 

 

$10.00

(Used hardback, Condition: good, ex-library)

 
֍Mayeros: A Yucatec Maya Family; George Ancona, (1997). 40 pp., ---  [ages 4+, reading grades 4-6th], [Living Mayan Culture]  in English with some Spanish and Mayan words and useful 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 (hardback no longer in print)

$16.00
(New hard-back, 1.1 lb)

֍Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead; George Ancona (1993), 44 pp. ---   [ages 7-12], [Living Mayan Culture]  in English with some Spanish words and useful 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 (hardback no longer in print)

$20.00
(New hard-back, .92 lb., may have remainder mark)

$10.00

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

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

 
 

* 1 - Artes Y Artesanias Mayas de Guatemala/Maya Arts and Crafts of Guatemala; Marilyn Anderson  8" x 11"  ----    [Living Mayan Culture]  Bilingual in Spanish & English

Description:        A fun coloring book!!! - great for kids and adults who want to learn more about the arts and crafts that are part of the Mayan cultural traditions in Guatemala and other parts of Central America.  I was really happy to find the book when I last visited Guatemala --- it's author has lived in Guatemala and has written several good technical references.  But now she shares her wealth of knowledge and artistic skills both with Children.  This is a great resource for those of us that want to share the rich Mayan traditions with Children 

The author writes "This coloring book is intended to provide an informative guide to Guatemalan Maya arts and crafts that can help to increase young people's awareness not only of the value of crafts but also their fragility.  For young Guatemalans the hope is that they book can help them to appreciate their heritage, to value the role of arts and crafts in their culture, and help them to decide how they will sustain arts and crafts in their changing society.  For other young people, the hope is that the book can help them to better appreciate arts and crafts, to recognize the extent to which industrialization has transformed the role of crafts in their own society, and to understand the impact of such transformation on the lives of the Maya and other peoples whose societies are rapidly changing today." 

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

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

Bilingual in Spanish & English

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



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


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)
֍Children of the Maya, A Guatemala Indian Odyssey; Brent Ashabranner and Paul Conklin (photos);  (1986) 14 oz --- [ages , reading grades ]  [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

Written in 1986, this book tells the story of Guatemalan refugees that found their way from San Miguel Acatan, during the Guatemalan civil war, fleeing both the Guatemala army and the guerrillas who both threatened their lives, to "Indiantown" in southern Florida.  These Mayans spoke   

limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00
 
(Used hardback, good condition,
ex-library, 88  lb,) 
*Aztec Inca & Maya; Baquedano, Elizabeth and Michel Zabe (Photos) (1993), 64 pp., 19 oz --- [ages 8-12, reading grades 3-7]   [Ancient Maya Civilization]

An Eyewitness series book on the three major ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.  Organized topically, by subject such as food & drink, traditions, cities... it provides an interesting and colorful potpourri of good pictures and bits of information on the different civilizations and life in them.  I find it a fun introductory read, but difficult for making distinctions between and an overview of the individual civilizations. The book has been reprinted with several different covers than contain the same content.

$19.50
(New hard-back, 1.2 lb.)
֍Antologia de La Literatura Para Ninos de Guatemala,  Ethel Batres and Irene Piedra Santa (2003)   11 oz --- [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

      In Spanish.

$17.50
(New paperback, .69 lb)

֍The Monkey's Haircut and other Stories Told by the Maya; Bierhorst, John (ed) and Robert A. Parker, Illustrator (1986) 158 pp., 19 oz ---  [grades 5-8 and older]  [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

This collection of 22 Maya folktales includes myths of the gods, just-so-stories, witch stories, and animal trickster tales.  Although told in the twentieth century, come of these stories go back to the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the ancient Maya. ... The two million Maya living in Guatemala and southern Mexico remember stories heard a thousand years ago.  But they also tell newer tales, borrowed from European and African sources... Both old and new are included in this unusual storybook, which features tales that are favorites of the Maya themselves.

Limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.00

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

֍Going Home; Eve Bunting; David Diaz, Illustrator (1996). 32 pp. --- [4-8 years, a good story for all ages] [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

Carlos and his two sisters, learn the meaning of  Mama's two homes, opportunity and love as they watch the magic of their parents dancing in a deserted street in the village of La Perla, Mexico.  The setting is Mexico, but it could as easily be Guatemala. The book is well illustrated and provides insight on the difficult choices and issues faced by families caught between two cultures.  

$10.00
(New hardback, 14 oz) 
֍Colibri; Ann Cameron;  (2003), 228 pp. ---  [ages 10-15, reading grades 5 & up] [Living Mayan Culture]

Written from the perspective of a young Mayan girl who was kidnapped from her parents at age 4, and travels with her "blind uncle" who begs for money and looks for a treasure.  Rosa, whose Mayan name is Tzunun, meaning hummingbird or "Colibri" in Spanish, struggles to distinguish between good and evil and learn who she really is.  The author, Ann Cameron, lived in Guatemala for many years, and writes an adventure story that has universal meaning, but also is enlightening on the hardship and beauty of Mayan life in Guatemala. 

$10.00

(Like new hardback
may have remainder mark )


 
*Abuela's Weave, Omar S. Castaneda,  (1993) ---  [ages 3-9, reading grades 2-4th, fun for all] [Living Mayan Culture]

A favorite for introducing young children to the Mayan culture, weaving, and family traditions. A granddaughter, Esperanza, learns from her "Abuela" (grandmother) how to weave and they take an intergenerational trip on a "chicken" bus to the city to sell their beautiful work.  Well done and insightful.

 

$10.00 ..

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

֍El Tapiz de Abuela, Omar S. Castaneda,  (1994) --- [Living Mayan Culture]  *   Spanish version of Abuela's Weave (see above)

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$15.00 .

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


֍Among the Volcanoes, Omar S. Castaneda, (1991), 183 pp ---  [ages 10-12, reading grade 6 & up] [Living Mayan Culture]
 
Isabel lives in Santiago Atitlan Guatemala in the 1980s and dreams about being a teacher, but many things make it difficult including her Mom's illness, family responsibilities and community traditions. She is uncertain how she put the many pieces of her life together including a special friendship with Lucas.  I enjoyed reading her story.

The author was born in Guatemala and grew up in the US.  He comments " In my writings I investigate the individual's search for identity in a changing world.  My characters glimpse something other than what is sanctioned by their native culture, and at the same time, they value many of their society's traditions"

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00

(Used hardback, condition: good, may be ex-library, .9 lb)
֍Imagining Isabel, Omar S. Castaneda, (1995), 200 pp ---  [ages 12+, reading grade 6+] [Living Mayan Culture]

This well-written books stands on its own as well as is a sequel to "Among the Volcanoes".  With the issues of the Guatemalan civil war as a backdrop, Isabel is now 15 and married  to Lucas.  She has an unusual chance to attend a teachers program across the lake.  There is intrigue as well as the personal growth as Isabel explores new things while trying to remain true to herself, her marriage and Mayan traditions in a dangerous time of Guatemalan history. Another book I enjoyed reading. 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)


$12.00
(Used hardback,  condition: good, may be ex-library.9 lb)
 
֍Hands of the Maya: Villagers at Work and Play; Rachel Crandell,  (2002)  16 oz --- [ages 3-8, reading grades 1-4th] [Living Mayan Culture]

A well-done picture-book that introduces young children to the Mayan people and a day in their lives through pictures of their hands and of their work.  Simple text accompanies the pictures.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00

(Used hard-back, good to very good, may be x-library, 1 lb)

֍Look into the Past: The Maya; Peter Chrisp, (1994), 32 pp  14 oz   --- [ages 6-12] [Ancient Maya Civilization]

A good introduction for younger children to the ancient Mayan culture with nice pictures of the pyramids and ancient artifacts and simple explanation of the Mayan civilization that existed.  I like that the book also asks "What happened to the Maya" and recognizes that something happened to the civilization, but the people continue to live in Guatemala and southern Mexico. 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$30.00 
(New hard-back, school edition, 75 lb) .
*Technology in the Time of the Maya; Judith Crosher; Wayland Publishers Ltd. East Sussex BN,  (1997)  48 pp., --- [ages 9+, reading grades 4+] [Ancient Mayan Civilization]

One of a series of books on technology in ancient cultures. This book does a good job of covering the Mayan temples, numbers, calendar, weaving, pottery and other crafts, writing and art... with good illustrations, some  pictures of modern Mayan equivalents and some crafts that kids can try related to the technology.  

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00

(used hardback, school edition, good to very good condition, may be ex-library)

 *Children of the World: Guatemala; Ronnie Cummins and Rose Welch (1990), 64 pp. 12 oz --- [Living Mayan Culture]    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 (hardback no longer in print)

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

֍Children of the World: Nicaragua; Ronnie Cummins and Rose Welch  (photos),  (1990), 64 pp, 12 oz  --- [Living Mayan Culture]

Ten-year-old Michael Edardo Chavex Garcia lives in the City of Leon, Nicaragua, with a population of over 130,000.    An introduction to Michaels daily life, family, the city market, a day at the beach, school....  Includes an introduction to "Las Gigantonas: The Giant Puppets of Leon". 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$16.00 
(New hard-back, school edition, .75 lb)

֍Pancho’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 (hardback no longer in print)

$18.00 .. 

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

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$10.00 .

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

֍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 (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00 ...

(Used hard-back, good to very good condition, may be ex-library, .82 lb.)

 

֍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)

$15.00

(Used hard-back, good condition, may be ex-library, .
9 lb.)


֍Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya, Leonard Everett Fisher (1999). 32 pp.  - - - [ages 4 - 8]. [Ancient Maya Civilization]

One of several books by Fisher, on ancient world Gods and Goddesses.  This book focuses on the "who is who" of the 12 most important Mayan Gods and Goddesses and is illustrated with colorful Mayan glyphs.  

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$10.00

(Used hard-back, good condition, may be ex-library,
.9 lb.)
֍Un Poco deTodo Sobre El Tejido Maya: Actividades para ninos; Fabiana flores de Saenze and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (1999),  4 oz --- [age 7+]  [Living Mayan Culture]   in Spanish

Great Paper Dolls to Play with!!! - This is an 18 page activity book in Spanish (no translation available yet) published by the Friends of Ixchel Museum, a wonderful Textile Museum in Guatemala City.  The activity book contains boy (Pedro)  and girl (Ixchelita) paper dolls.  Each has 4 traditional Mayan outfits to choose from. The girls includes the traditional huipil.  There is also pictures of loom with Mayan Hieroglyphics and a number of other activities for the child to explore.   This is a another good resource for those of us that want to share the rich traditions of the Mayan culture, textiles, arts and crafts with Children. 

Any age that likes to play with paper dolls  would enjoy the boy and girl cutout dolls.   Other parts of the activity book may be more difficult because they are in Spanish and involve weaving and textiles.  They would be great if a child is learning Spanish, or studying Central American culture and crafts and has a teacher or loving adult to work with on the activities. 

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

֍Una Historia Que Contar; Fabiana flores de Saenze  and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (2001),  2 oz  --- [Living Mayan Culture]  in Spanish

This is an 20 page reading book in Spanish (no translation available yet) published by the Friends of Ixchel Museum, a wonderful Textile Museum in Guatemala City.  It is of a girl, Ixchelita, who takes a trip (probably to the museum) to learn about the story of the Grandmothers and Mayan weaving.  This reader and the activity book "Un poco de TODO sobre el TEJIDO MAYA" are complimentary.

$6.00
(New paperback)

֍Una cinta que vuela; Fabiana flores de Saenze  (2001), 2 oz  ---  [Living Mayan Culture]   in Spanish

This is an 20 page reading book in Spanish (no translation available yet) published by the Friends of Ixchel Museum, a wonderful Textile Museum in Guatemala City.  Its the story of a North American girl who visits Guatemala, makes a new friend and learns about the "cinta" or head-ribbon that is part of the traditional "traje" or dress of many Mayan villages, such as San Antonio Palopo, Santa Catarina Polopo, Chajul, Santiago Atitlan and others.

$6.00
(New paperback)

֍The 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, (2002)  52 pp. 5 oz  ---  [ages 6 -10+] [Natural History]    bilingual paperback coloring book

Marine turtles are threatened along Nicaragua's coast.  This coloring book provides a good introduction to the turtles, their natural history, threats and what is being done to protect them.

  $12.00
(New paperback)

֍Out of the Dump: Writings and Photographs by Children from Guatemala, Kristine L. Franklin & Nancy McGirr (editors) (1995)  20 oz --- [ages 7-10+ ] [Living Mayan Culture]

In 1991, Nancy McGirr, a photographer started a project that gave children who lived in the Guatemala dump an opportunity to take their own photos and present their poems and stories. It evolved into a project that helped the children get and stay in school through.  Striking original photos and narrative that includes family and the beauty, sadness, fears, hopes, perspectives and wisdom of  youth.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$20.00 ........

(used hardback,  good to very good condition, may be ex-library, 1.3 lb.)
֍People of Corn: A Mayan Story, Mary-Joan Gerson (Retold by) and Carla Golembe (Illustrator) (1995), 32 pp  12 oz ---  [ages 5+, reading grades: 3+]   [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

This is a lovely version of the creation story of the Mayan "Popul Vuh" telling how people were made from corn.  Beautifully illustrated too, the story and pictures weave themselves together.

Limited quantities available (out of print)

$15.95 ..

(Used hard-back, good condition, may be ex-library, .75 lb.)

֍Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats; Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martinez (1993) 32 pp.,13 oz---      [ages: 5+, reading grades 2+]  [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

A fun fanciful original folk tale that uses the backdrop of an Oaxacan Mexican Village to convey the message that people should be open to people (or in this case cats) who are different.  The plot focuses on an Oaxacan village healer who takes in 25 Mixtec cats.  The suspicious villagers, led by the butcher, are unfamiliar with cats and try to rid the village of the cats using an evil spell.  The spell doesn't quite work as planned and the cats end up as village heroes.  Artwork by an Oaxacan artist and the interweaving of folk traditions add to this original fictional tale by Gollub. 

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


֍Los Veinticinco Gatos Mixtecos; Matthew Gollub u Leovigildo Martinez (1993) 32 pp.,13 oz---      [ages: 5+, reading grades 2+]  [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]    Spanish version of Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats (see above)
 
$12.50
 
(Used hard-back, good condition, may be ex-library, .82 lb.)

֍The Bravest Flute: A Story of Courage in the Mayan Tradition; Ann Grifalconi (1994), 32 pp.  13 oz  ---   [ages 6+, reading grades 2-4th ] [Living Mayan Culture]

A bit contrived, but enjoyable, story of a young Mayan boy who finds the strength to hold up his family's honor by playing a flute and carrying a drum in a village processional.  The author, Ann Grifalconi,, obviously has experienced and values the culture and processions she writes about in the story. Colorful watercolors add to the story.  I have seen similar processions in Chichicastenango.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.50

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

֍Teenage Refuges From Guatemala Speak Out: In Their Own Words, Gerry Hadden (1997), 64 pp., 12 oz  --- [ages 9+, reading grades: 4th+ ]   [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

Part of an award-winning series, seven teenagers from Guatemala tell (in their own words) the stories about why their families left Guatemala, their journey, where and how they are living now and their hopes for the future. 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00 .

(used hardback or school binding, .75 lb., good condition, may be ex-library)
֍A Life of Their Own: An Indian Family in Latin America; Aylette Jenness and Lisa Kroeber, (1979), 144 pp. 26 oz --- [ages 9 to 15+] [Living Mayan Culture]

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 (hardback no longer in print)
 

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

֍The Witch’s Face: A Mexican Tale; adapted by Eric A Kimmel and and Fabricio Vanden Broeck, illustrator (1993) 15 oz        [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

A Mexican tale retold in a children's picture book --- Don Aurelio falls in love with a witch who has a beautiful face but fails to heed her special instructions.  The tale's message - love of a person is more important than a beautiful face. Condition: new hardback.

$15.95 .... .
(New hardback)

 

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

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 (no longer in print)

$10.00 ...

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

 

֍Why there is No Arguing in Heaven: A Mayan Myth; Deborah Nourse Lattimore. (1989). [ages 6-10] [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

The ancient creation myth of the Popul Vuh tells how the Gods made people first trying to make them of mud, then trees, and ultimately of maize (corn). Lattimore both tells the myth and illustrates this classic Mayan story. Based on the same myth as "People of Corn" by Gerson, this is very different version with some humor as the gods try to get it right.

Limited quantities available (no longer in print)

$10.00 ...

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

֍Peacemakers: Rigoberta Menchu, Caroline Lazo (1994), [Living Mayan Culture] [Civil War & Mayan Experience] --- [grades 5+] 

This is one of several Peacemaker bibliographies that Caroline Laza has written for older children and young adults. Rigoberta Menchu is the Mayan woman who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 for her work to bring human rights and peace to Guatemala.  The books covers difficult subjects in an appropriate way for young readers and helps explain how a young Mayan girl could be transformed into an activist for human rights and impact history. 
$20
(Like new hardback or school edition, .82 lb)

 


֍The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale, Linda Lowery and Richard Keep, Janice Lee Porter Illustrator (2009). 48 pp. [ages 7+, reading 2-5th grades] [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

The perfect book for anyone (of any age) that loves chocolate, Guatemala and/or Mayan stories.  From the cover: "EVER WONDER WHERE CHOCOLATE CAME FROM? We have the Mayan king Kukulkan to thank...But there is a just one problem, Kukulkan's borther, Night Jaguar, doesn't want regular people to have chocolate..."  A good Mayan folk tale that flows well with its colorful illustrations.

$6.98
(new paperback)

 

֍Passport to the Past: The Aztec & Maya Worlds, Fiona Macdonald (2009). 66 pp. --- [Ancient Maya Civilization]

Informative and interesting introduction to different aspects of the ancient Mayan and Aztec life and worlds.  Includes good pictures, nice layout and some fun craft suggestions that children can enjoy.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$12.00 ....

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

 

֍A Guatemalan Family: A Journey Between Two Worlds, Michael Malone,  (1996), 64 pp,  13 oz  --- [age 8+, reading grades 4-8] [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

The Mendez Family left Guatemala for the United States in the 1980s when the Guatemalan civil war came to their family home in San Miguel Acatan.  They became refuges, threatened by both the guerrillas and the military.  Karen Mendez, was the first of her family to be born in the US, and is now about 10.  You learn the story of her parents, and their Mayan life in Guatemala as she learns it and as your learn about how as refuges they mange to maintain some of the traditions while living in southern Florida.

Limited quantities available (no longer in print)

$15.00

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

 

֍Gracias Rosa, Michelle Markel, Diane Paterson (Illustrations) (1995), 32 pp., 12 oz --- [ages 5-10, reading grades 1-4]  [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]  in English with some Spanish words in text and a glossary for these words.

Kate is not so sure about her new babysitter, Rosa, who is from Guatemala, speaks Spanish and only a little English. Then Rosa gives Kate a soft cloth doll with dark hair in one long braid just like Rosa and life is better.  Katita (little Kate) learns a little Spanish, some food and customs from Guatemala and about Rosa's family including a daughter left in Guatemala.  When Rosa returns to Guatemala, Kate gives her a favored doll to take to her daughter.  Kate keeps the soft dark-hair doll, good memories, and exchanges letters with Rosa.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

  $12.50
 

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

֍The Race of Toad and Deer; Retold by Pat Mora and Maya Itzna Brooks, Illustrator (1995)     14 oz --- [ages 2-5, reading grades 1-3] [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

A fun folk, animal tale with the message that if you have good ideas and friends you can win races even if one runs (hops) slower.  Nicely illustrated.

$14.95
(New hardback) 

֍La hermosa Senora: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe; Pat Mora, Steve Johnson y Lou Fancher, Illustrators (2012)     14 oz --- [ages 5-8] [Living Mayan Culture]  [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales] in Spanish

While Guadalupe is closely linked to Mexico, she is considered the Patroness of Latin American and is well loved in Guatemala.  This is the Spanish version of "The Beautiful Lady: Our Lady of Guadalupe" by the well known children's author Pat Mora. In it a grandmother explains the story of  Juan Diego who initially has the vision of  Guadalupe, the Latin America, Virgin Mary to her granddaughter, Rose as they make paper flowers for her statute.
 

$20
(Like new hardback or school edition, .82)

 

*My Name is Ana Maria...And I Live In Guatemala; Judith Oltrogge (1992) --- [ages 6-10 & and as the author says"  I won't care a bit if it is enjoyed by children from 2 to 82",] [Living Mayan Culture]   

A soft-back book  with an Introduction For Young People - Especially those who were born in Guatemala!!! -  This book was written by Judy Otrogge, who says in her introduction for kids " I am writing this book for you, and I hope you will find it interesting.  ... I'm going to tell you about Ana Maria and Carlos.  They, and their parents and two sisters live in Guatemala.  Their house is not big, just three rooms: one for cooking, one for sleeping and one for having friends come over.  ... II hope that as you learn about Guatemala you will proud of where you were born. It is a very special place... I hope that some of you will color the pictures in this book.  They should be colored brightly, with lots of red...In these (rural) towns people talk Mayan languages and Spanish too. ...  So, enjoy this book about your birth place."  The author helped found the AGAND (The Guatemalan Association for Assistance to Abandoned Children) and the book was originally published to help that organization.  Sadly the author recently wrote (11/2010) me that AGAND has to close.  She offered to sell me her last copies of the book which is the supply I now have.
 

$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 --- [Living Mayan Culture] more   bilingual in Spanish & English

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. 

$15.00 ....

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


֍Fiestas: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebrations; Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (2002), 48 pp. [ages 4 - adult], [Living Mayan Culture] bilingual in Spanish & English

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.

 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

  $15.00 .

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


֍Diez Dedityos:Ten Little Fingers & Other Play Rhymes and Action Songs from Latin America; Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (1997), 56 pp [ages 4-adult],  24 oz --- [Living Mayan Culture]       bilingual in Spanish & English

Another bilingual fun book by Jose-Luis Orozco.  Includes more than 30 finger rhymes and action songs from Latin America.  Arranged by the author, it includes both traditional and new rhymes and songs, hand movements, as well as music for piano and guitar.  Beautiful illustrations!!! 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

 

$12.00 ....
(used hardback or school binding,  good condition, may be ex-library, 1.5 lb.)


֍The Hummingbird King: A Guatemalan Legend; Argentina Palacios and Felipe Davalos, Illustrator. (1993). 32 pp.  --- [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

The hummingbird and the Quetzal are two important Mayan birds.  This legend tells about a young king, Kukul, who is befriended by a hummingbird and betrayed by a mean uncle, turns into the Quetzal, a wise and peaceful bird ---a symbol of freedom to all its people" and  the national bird of Guatemala.
 
Limited quantities available (school binding no longer in print)
$20.00 .

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

 

֍Quetzal: Sacred Bird of the Cloud Forest; Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and Neil Walkman, Illustrator  (1996), 44 pp., 14 oz  --- [ages: 9-13, many ages can enjoy]  [Living Mayan Culture] [Natural History]

An excellent book that many ages can enjoy.  Quetzal combines natural and cultural history and explores the story of the Quetzal, a beautiful bird found in the cloud forests of Guatemala, Mexico and other parts of Central America.  Endangered today, the bird holds a place of honor in Mayan and Aztec tradition. The Quetzal is the national bird of Guatemala, and was once revered as a symbol of the god Quetzalcoatl.  While the book has beautiful sketches, it also has lots of text. Younger children would benefit from reading it with an adult.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$16.00 .

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

֍Guatemala: Central America's Living Past; Lila Perl (1982), 160pp. 1.2 lb.--- [ages 9-11, reading grades: 4-9th]  [Living Mayan Culture]

Written in early 1980's this is one of a number of non-fiction books Perl wrote about different countries of the world. It provides a reasonable overview of the country's history and the conditions in the early 1980s. 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$10.00

(used hardback, condition good to acceptable, may be x-lib)
  ֍Pinatas and Paper Flowers: Holidays of the Americas in English and Spanish/ Pinatas y Flores de Papel: Fiestas de las Americas en ingles y espanol; Lila Perl (1983), 92 pp. --- [ages 9-11, reading grades: 4-6th]  [Living Mayan Culture]  Bilingual in Spanish and English

This bilingual book tells about eight holidays celebrated in the Americas. I learned some things about how holidays are celebrated in Latin America that I did not know. Written in 1983, the book has more words than pictures, which may limit its interest to some children, unless they are really interested in the the subject or in practicing reading Spanish/English. 

$12.00 .

(used hardback or school edition, good condition, may be x-lib  1.1 lb.)
 

 

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

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. 

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

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

 

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֍Today is the Day, Nancy Riecken and Catherine Stock, (1996 ), 28 pp.  14 oz   --- [ages: 6-10] [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

Yesenia, a young Mexican girl eagerly awaits her absent father’s return,  trusting that her father will return home. She hopes too, that his work away from home may bring money for school and new shoes.  A good book of family strength that can help children understand the challenges and family living patterns that impact many families in Mexico and Central America.

Limited quantities available (out of print)

$14.95 .
 (New hardback)

 
֍Mayan Weaving, A Living Tradition,  Ann Stalcaup, (1999), 24 pp, 13 oz  ---  [ages 4-8, reading grades: 1-3rd]  [Living Mayan Culture]

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

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$15.00

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

 

*Angela Weaves a Dream: the Story of a Young Mayan Artist; Michele Sola (text) and Jeffrey Jay Foxx (photographs) (1997), 48 pp., 14.4 oz ---    [ages 5-12, reading grades: 3-7th]  [Living Mayan Culture]

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 (no longer in print)

  $10,00

(used hardback, good condition, may be ex-library, .9 lb)


֍Isabel's Story: From Guatemala to Georgia (National Geographic Reading Expeditions: Immigation) ,  Julia Schaffer, Illustrated by Graham Kennedy. (2007), 64 pp,  oz  ---  [ages 4-8, reading grades: 1-3rd]  [Refugee and Immigrant Experiences]

This fictional story is one of a series put out by National Geographic Reading Expeditions on Immigration. Tells of a girl from Todo Santos Guatemala who now is learning to live in Georgia and make friends with her classmates.  Provides some insights on why families immigrate, the issues they face and a bit on the family and culture they left behind. 

$10.00

(used paperback, like new or very good condition)

 

 


֍Elena's Story (Tales of the World, Guatemala).    Nancy Shaw, Kristina Rodanas (illustrator)  (2012), 32 pp. 14 oz  --- [ages 6 to 10, reading grade 1 - 3rd], [Living Mayan Culture]

A good book for younger children on being a Mayan child living in Guatemala. Elena, from a small village in the Western highlands of Guatemala and speaks Mam, one of the 23 Mayan languages.  She is going to school and learning to read and speak Spanish.  Her Dad is away working on a plantation, so she must help her Mom with chores, care of her younger brother and in their corn patch and vegetable garden.   

$15.00

(like new hardback or school binding, .9 lb)

 

֍Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America,   Florence Tempko,  (1997), 66 pp. 14 oz  --- [ages 8 to 10+], [Living Mayan Culture]

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 (hardback no longer in print)

$10.00 .. ..
(
used hardback or school binding, .94 lb., good to very good condition, may be ex-library) 
֍Song of the Chirimia: A Guatemalan Folktale/ La Musica de La Chirimia: Folklore Guatemalteco; Jane Anne Volkmer, (1991), 40 pp  --- [ages 4-8, reading grade 1-4th ] [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

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 (hardback no longer in print)

$30.00
(Like New hardback or school edition, 1 lb) 

$10.00 ....

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

*A Family from Guatemala: Families Around the World,   Julia Waterlow, (1998), 32 pp. 14 oz  --- [ages 4 - 8+]     [Living Mayan Culture]

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 (hardback no longer in print)

$15.00
(New hardback, .
9 lb)
֍Rain Player; David Wisniewki, (1991) 30 pp --- [ages 8-12, reading grades: 4-6th] [Mayan Myth and Folk Tales]

Original folktale told in Mayan tradition of a hero that challenges the rain god to a ball game to avoid a drought.  Cut paper illustrations by author are striking.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$10.00
(New hardback, .9 lb.) 

֍Beneath the Stone: A Mexican Zapotec Tale; Bernard Wolf,  (1994) 16 oz  ---  [ages 5-12, reading grades 3-6th] [Living Mayan Culture]

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.

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)   

$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 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 Poqomam, Version Escolar, Volumn II   $15.00
(softback)
³Historia y Memorias de La Comunidad Etnica Poqomchi', Version Escolar, Volumn II   $15.00
(softback)
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)

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

 

Books to Check for at Your Library   The ones that have a hyperlink, we have for sale. At times we may have limited numbers of some other of the other books 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

Among the Volcanoes, Omar S. Castaneda, (1991)

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

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

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

Antologia de La Literatura Para Ninos de Guatemala,  Ethel Batres and Irene Piedra Santa (2003) 

Artes Y Artesanias Mayas de Guatemala/Maya Arts and Crafts of Guatemala, Marilyn Anderson 

Aztec Inca & Maya; Baquedano, Elizabeth and Michel Zabe (Photos) (1993)

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

Beneath the Stone: A Mexican Zapotec Tale; Bernard Wolf,  (1994)

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

The Bravest Flute: A Story of Courage in the Mayan Tradition; Ann Grifalconi (1994

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)

Children of the World: Guatemala; Ronnie Cummins and Rose Welch (1990)

Children of the World: Nicaragua; Ronnie Cummins and Rose Welch  (photos),  (1990)

Colibri ; Ann Cameron;  (2003)

Corn is Maize: The Gift of the Indians; Aliki (1976)

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

A Family from Guatemala: Families Around the World,   Julia Waterlow, (1998)

Fiestas: A Year of Latin American Songs of Celebrations;Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven. illustrator (2002)

Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya, Leonard Everett Fisher (1999)

Going_Home; Eve Bunting; David Diaz, Illustrator (1996)

Gracias, 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)

A Guatemalan Family: A Journey Between Two Worlds, Michael Malone, Lerner Publications Company, Minneapolis, MN (1996)

Hands of the Maya: Villagers at Work and Play; Rachel Crandell,  (2002)

The Hummingbird King: A Guatemalan Legend; Argentina Palacios and Felipe Davalos, Illustrator. (1993)

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

Imagining Isabel, Omar S. Castaneda, (1995)

Isabel's Story: From Guatemala to Georgia (National Geographic Reading Expeditions: Immigation) ,  Julia Schaffer, Illustrated by Graham Kennedy. (2007)

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 Around the Lake; Maricel E. Presilla and Gloria Soto, 30 pp (1997)

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

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 

My Name is Ana Maria...And I Live In Guatemala; Judith Oltrogge (1992)

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)

Pancho’s Piñata Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes (1992)

Passport to the Past: The Aztec & Maya Worlds, Fiona Macdonald (2009)

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

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

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

Rain Player; David Wisniewki, (1991)

The Sleeping Bread, Stefan Czernecki and Timothy Rhodes (1992

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)

Technology in the Time of the Maya; Judith Crosher; Wayland Publishers Ltd. East Sussex BN,  (1997)

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

Today is the Day, Nancy Riecken and Catherine Stock, (1996 )

Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America,   Florence Tempko,  (1997)

The 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, (2002)

Un Poco deTodo Sobre El Tejido Maya: Actividades para ninos; Fabiana flores de Saenze and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (1999

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

Una Historia Que  Contar; Fabiana flores de Saenze  and Dulce Maria Gonzalex de Garcia, Illustrator (2001)  in Spanish

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

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

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
³Spirit of the Maya: A Boy Explores His Peoples Mysterious Past,  Guy Garcia, Ted Wood (photography) (1995)  17 oz  --- [ages ]

Limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

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

sold out

³Children of Guatemala: The World's Children:  Jules Hermes (1997), 16 oz --- [ages ] [Living Mayan Culture]

limited quantities available (hardback no longer in print)

$15.00
(used hardback, 1 lb., good condition, ex-library)
sold out
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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
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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Bindings

  • Hardback  --- hardboard covers, usually includes paper book jacket, unless otherwise noted
  • School Binding (sometimes called library binding) --- has hard covers, but no paper book jacket
  • Paperback -   paperback (also softback or softcover)  has a think paper or paperboard cover is glue binding. 
     

Condition

  • New -  A new book, some from Guatemala may have light shelf wear
  • Like New -  Almost new, cover may show some shelf wear, a remainder mark, or trace of an old price sticker.
  • Very Good - Single owner book, or x-library book with more subtle library markings and not much reading wear.
  • Good -  Likely x-library, a good copy that has been read with usual library markings and light wear, if single owner has some wear or light markings.
  • Acceptable or Average - Likely x-library, a reasonable copy to read, but shows significant wear, library markings and/or a child's additional contribution to the illustrations.
     

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