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The Jaguar Stones, Book Four: The Lost City
     

The Jaguar Stones, Book Four: The Lost City

by J&P Voelkel
 

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The epic conclusion to the exciting Jaguar Stones series and a rip-roaring adventure into the heart of America!

With his parents in jail and the Maya Death Lords in possession of all five Jaguar Stones, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is pretty sure that he'll never get to leave the rainforest.

But the Lords of Death have a problem—a new king calling

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The epic conclusion to the exciting Jaguar Stones series and a rip-roaring adventure into the heart of America!

With his parents in jail and the Maya Death Lords in possession of all five Jaguar Stones, fourteen-year-old Max Murphy is pretty sure that he'll never get to leave the rainforest.

But the Lords of Death have a problem—a new king calling himself Great Sun claims to have the Jaguar Stones, too. And they want Max to prove the guy's a fraud. Or else.

Now, Max, and Lola, the mysterious girl who befriends him, are off on another wild adventure that will take them from Central America to New Orleans and up the Mississippi to the lost city at the heart of America's past.

But one thing Max should have learned after all of this dealings with the Death Lords — they never keep their promises.

Releases simultanesouly in eBook format (ISBN: 978-1-60684-377-2).

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Magi Evans
Max Murphy has had it with Mayan Death Lords. After rescuing his parents from Xibalba, the Mayan underworld, in the first book of the “Jaguar Stones” series, traipsing through Spain after the yellow stone in the second book, and vying against the Death Lords in a Mayan ball game in the third book, Max cannot believe it when Uncle Ted’s house in San Xavier is attacked by monsters, and Max is once again dragged to Xibalba to confront Au Pukuh, the god of violent and unnatural death. Ah Pukuh is concerned that someone is impersonating a Death Lord, even using another set of Jaguar Stones. Ah Pukuh will kill Max if he does not get the stones. Max and Lola, his Mayan companion throughout the series, manage to find the stones and the impersonator in Cahokia, an ancient mound outside of St. Louis. But Ah Pukuh will not be satisfied until Max is dead and he can carry out his mission to destroy the human world. Max challenges the Death Lords to a baseball game in Boston’s Fenway Park, and it looks like a pretty uneven match, with the advantage going to the Death Lords. Can Max’s hastily assembled team (filled with dead Red Sox players) win? And even if they do, will the Death Lords ever leave Max and Lola alone? Fans of the series will be pleased that this final book continues the prickly relationship between gullible, ever hungry Max and smart, sensible Lola, with plenty of gallows humor and a high gross-out factor. Book four in the “Jaguar Stones” series. Reviewer: Magi Evans; Ages 10 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606843765
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/10/2015
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
244,805
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.40(d)
Lexile:
650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 Years

Meet the Author

Jon Voelkel grew up in Peru, Costa Rica, and Colombia, all the while dreaming of a boring life in suburbia. Eventually, having survived monkey stew, an attack by giant rats, and a plane crash in the jungle, he rolled up his hammock and decamped to Europe.

Meanwhile, growing up in a sedate seaside town in northern England, Pamela Craik Voelkel was dreaming of travel and adventure. The pair met in London, where they both worked in advertising. They went on to help found an award-winning agency, for which Jon was named one of the fifty most creative minds in Britain by the Financial Times. The authors' first book in the Jaguar Stones series, Middleworld, was an Al Roker Book Club pick.

The Voelkels now live in Vermont with their three children. You can visit them online at www.jaguarstones.com.

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