Paperback

$14.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, April 25

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938284922
Publisher: LUCITA Inc.
Publication date: 03/22/2016
Series: Max and the Code of Harvests
Pages: 332
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Birgitte Rasine is a storyteller, journalist, and producer whose mission is to drive cultural and societal change. Standing in the worlds of myth and imagination on the one foot, and technology and business on the other, she is the quintessential A.P.E.: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. Her work marries sustainability with spirituality, digital with print and mobile, and art with technology.

She is the author of numerous literary works and articles, and has spoken on topics ranging from media to sustainability on three continents. Her books and mobile apps have been recognized by design and publishing awards and honors from organizations such as the International Academy of Visual Arts in Los Angeles, Press 53, and the Alliance of Independent Authors.

Her adult literature compared by readers to Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, and James Joyce, Birgitte now breaks new ground with "The Jaguar and the Cacao Tree," her first book for younger readers.

A former journalist and screenwriter for the Hollywood film industry, Birgitte serves as the Chief Evolution Officer (CEO) of LUCITÀ, an interactive design and publishing firm based in Silicon Valley. She holds a BA in Film Aesthetics from Stanford University, studied cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and completed a professional Masters degree in international relations in Spanish at the Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset in Madrid, Spain. A member of various literary and professional organizations including the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), and the California Health Medical Reserve Corps (CH-MRC), among others, she sits on the Board of Directors of the American Fund for Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies in New York City that supports young leaders in healthcare, education, and the environment.

Table of Contents

Appreciation xiii

One
Bees, Planes, and Dark Green Socks • 1

Two
First Landing • 5

Three
Hit the Ground Buzzing • 12

Four
Breakfast at K'aax Itzà • 22

Five
Bread and Chocolate • 30

Six
What Lurks in the Cacao Grove • 39

Seven
At the End of the Honey Trail • 48

Eight
Bee Logs and Family Bonds • 56

Nine
When a Tree Falls • 66

Ten
Cacao Fit for a King • 74

Eleven
Itzel's Secret • 87

Twelve
Seeds Planted Early Grow Fast • 96

Thirteen
Meeting Luna • 106

Fourteen
The Story of Lord Cacao and 13 Jaguar • 115

Fifteen
What Walks Below Flies Above • 127

Sixteen
Eyes that Pierce the Night • 136

Seventeen
Riddles and Sacred Mysteries • 143

Eighteen
Dawn of Cacao in Mesoamerica • 154

Nineteen
When the Dust Unsettles • 167

Twenty
Rain of Gold Rain of Purple • 174

Twenty-One
Night Flight • 184

Twenty-Two
Dance of a Thousand Wings • 191

Twenty-Three
The Disappearing Lines • 200

Twenty-Four
Poison Pollen • 211

Twenty-Five
Breath of a Serpent • 217

Twenty-Six
Sun Below the Ceiba Tree • 226

Twenty-Seven
The Gathering Winds • 239

Twenty-Eight
Initiation • 250

Tweny-Nine
Moon Over the Cacao Tree • 261

Thirty
A Thousand Years of Memory • 273

Thirty-One
The Return of the Serpent • 281

Thirty-Two
Twin Horizons • 295

Acknowledgments
305

About the Author
309

Connect with Max and Itzel
311

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews