The Maya

The Maya

by Jane Shuter
     
 

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What is an ajaw? How were the Maya ruled? Why did the Maya civilization disappear? The Maya answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Maya wore, what they ate, how they traveled from place to place, and find out how we know

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What is an ajaw? How were the Maya ruled? Why did the Maya civilization disappear? The Maya answers these questions and more. The books in the History Opens Windows series help you discover what life was like in ancient civilizations and other historic times. Learn what the Maya wore, what they ate, how they traveled from place to place, and find out how we know about them today.

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

These short, adequate presentations of three ancient cultures emphasize governance and material culture (clothing, crafts, architecture). The books do not cover the origins of the empires or try to explain how they became so powerful. Sentences are simple and clear, and illustrations (mostly photos of artifacts, but also many reproductions of period art, city plans, etc.) are relevant and captioned. However, given the richness of the subject matter and the ongoing research into these civilizations, one might hope for a bit more than "adequate." Look to the "National Geographic Investigates" series for more depth and immediacy, Ferdinand Anton's The Secret World of the Aztecs (Prestel, 2002) for the same information delivered through stories and art, or Anita Ganeri's heavily illustrated Ancient Maya (Compass Point, 2006) for more fleshed-out depictions of these fascinating societies.-Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432913380
Publisher:
Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
History Opens Windows Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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