The Jaguar Stones, Book Two: The End of the World Club

The Jaguar Stones, Book Two: The End of the World Club

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by Jon Voelkel, Pamela Voelkel
     
 

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With the end of the Mayan calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his new friend Lola, the modern Maya girl who saved his life in the perilous jungle, are racing against time to outwit the twelve Lords of Death.  Following the trail of the conquistadors, their quest takes them back to the wild heart of Spain - a forgotten land steeped in

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With the end of the Mayan calendar fast approaching, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy and his new friend Lola, the modern Maya girl who saved his life in the perilous jungle, are racing against time to outwit the twelve Lords of Death.  Following the trail of the conquistadors, their quest takes them back to the wild heart of Spain - a forgotten land steeped in legend, superstition and ever more bizarre tourist festivals.  With a pack of hellhounds on their heels and the cape-twirling Count Antonio de Landa in hot pursuit, the teens must face madness and betrayal, bluff and double-bluff, to uncover the terrible secrets of the long-lost Yellow Jaguar.  But no matter where they run, all roads lead to Xibalba.  There, in the cold and watery Maya underworld, we finally discover why only Max Murphy can save the world from the villainous Lords of Death.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4–6—In this sequel to Middleworld (Smith & Sons, 2007), 14-year-old Max and his friend Lola are on another quest to save his parents from Ah Pukuh and the Maya Lords of Death. This time they have to go to Spain to retrieve the Jaguar Stone from his ancestor's castle and return it to Xibalba, the Maya underworld. On his return from the castle, Max discovers that Lola has been abducted by Count Antonio de Landa, who is working with the Death Lords. Max and the two Howler monkeys that are possessed by the spirits of Maya royalty, Lord 6-Dog and Lady Coco, set out to save Lola from marrying Landa and retrieve the precious stone that was taken by Ah Pukuh. The authors use Maya mythology and terms and add interesting facts about Spain and Spanish culture. This is a fast-paced book, and the action starts right away. There are so many holes and contrivances in the plot, however, that make this story hard to believe, even for fantasy.—Erik Carlson, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606842010
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Series:
Jaguar Stones Trilogy Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
489,035
Lexile:
760L (what's this?)
File size:
6 MB
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

Meet 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 became 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.

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The End of the World Club (The Jaguar Stones Trilogy Series #2) 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 57 reviews.
veason70 More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this series when I started it. Sure it was. really slow start in the first book, but great towards the middle. When I thought it was a good as it could get he hit me with this book. I absolutely love this series and would recommend it to anyone who loves action, adventure books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that every percy jackson fan should love this alot because its mythical,thrilling,and just plain awesome
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