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

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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 ...

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Overview

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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"[Y]oung fantasy and history fans will enjoy...all the action and adventure." - Library Media Recommended

Praise for Middleworld:
". . . another rip-roaring adventure based on the end of the Mayan calendar. . . The funny thing about this book is that it's actually funny — LOL funny." - The Post and Courier, Charleston SC

"The perfect bait to get a videogamer to turn off the TV and read." - Young Adult Books Central, Five Star Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606843079
  • Publisher: EgmontUSA
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 134,264
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia. He attended college and business school in Barcelona, after which 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 many writing-related jobs, she became an advertising copywriter. As Creative Director of Craik Jones Watson Mitchell Voelkel, she helped the agency win hundreds of awards.

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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    its amazing full of adventure

    its amazing full of adventure

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