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Fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is looking forward to a family vacation. But his parents, both archaeologists and Maya experts, announce a change in plan. They must leave immediately for a dig in the tiny Central American country of San Xavier. Max will go to summer camp. Max is furious. When he's mysteriously summoned to San Xavier, he thinks they've had a change of heart.

Upon his arrival, Max's wild adventure in the tropical rainforests of San Xavier begins. During his journey, he will unlock ancient secrets and meet strangers who are connected to him in ways he could never have imagined. For fate has delivered a challenge of epic proportions to this pampered teenager. Can Max rescue his parents from the Maya Underworld and save the world from the Lords of Death, who now control the power of the Jaguar Stones in their villainous hands? The scene is set for a roller-coaster ride of suspense and terror, as the good guys and the bad guys face off against a background of haunted temples, zombie armies, and even human sacrifice!

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In the first book of an action-packed trilogy set in the Mayan jungle, 14-year-old Max Murphy finds himself in the tiny country of San Xavier, where a desperate search for his missing parents begins and where he meets Lola, a quick-thinking Maya girl who helps him survive the dangers of the rainforest and unlock the secret of the Jaguar stones--the five sacred stones of Middleworld, the ancient Maya name for the world of men. Simultaneous.

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When his archaeologist parents go missing in Central America, fourteen-year-old Max embarks on a wild adventure through the Mayan underworld in search of the legendary Jaguar Stones, which enabled ancient Mayan kings to wield the powers of living gods. Includes cast of characters, glossary, facts about the Maya cosmos and calendar, and a recipe for chicken tamales.

About the Author

Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia. He was not a natural-born adventurer and found life in the jungle difficult, to say the least. After college and business school in Barcelona, he worked in advertising agencies in Spain, Holland, and England, ultimately starting his own agency with four other partners - one of whom would be his future wife. In 2001, The Financial Times named him one of the top fifty creative minds in Britain.

Pamela Craik Voelkel graduated from Leeds University in English Language and Literature. After stints reviewing books, writing catalogs, and penning speech bubbles for photo-romances, she become an advertising copywriter. As Creative Director of Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, she helped the agency win hundreds of creative awards.

The Voelkels' collaboration continues in Vermont, where they live with their three children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781606841792
Publisher:
EgmontUSA
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Action & Adventure - General
Calligrapher:
Voelkel, J&P
Author:
Voelkel, Pamela
Author:
Voelkel, J&P
Author:
Voelkel, Jon
Author:
Voelkel, J&P
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Children s-Staff Picks
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Publication Date:
April 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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"Synopsis" by , In the first book of an action-packed trilogy set in the Mayan jungle, 14-year-old Max Murphy finds himself in the tiny country of San Xavier, where a desperate search for his missing parents begins and where he meets Lola, a quick-thinking Maya girl who helps him survive the dangers of the rainforest and unlock the secret of the Jaguar stones--the five sacred stones of Middleworld, the ancient Maya name for the world of men. Simultaneous.
"Synopsis" by , When his archaeologist parents go missing in Central America, fourteen-year-old Max embarks on a wild adventure through the Mayan underworld in search of the legendary Jaguar Stones, which enabled ancient Mayan kings to wield the powers of living gods. Includes cast of characters, glossary, facts about the Maya cosmos and calendar, and a recipe for chicken tamales.
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