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The Ancient Maya
Contributor(s): Maloy, Jackie (Author)

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ISBN: 0531241106     ISBN-13: 9780531241103
Publisher: Scholastic
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2010
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Explore ancient Maya, including farming, daily life, and beliefs.

A True Book: Ancient Civilizations series allows readers to experience what makes each ancient civilization distinctive and exceptional as well look at its influence on the some of the practices of the modern world. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.


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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Latin America - Mexico
Dewey: 972.01
LCCN: 2008053624
Lexile Measure: 960(Not Available)
Series: True Books: Ancient Civilizations
Physical Information: 0.2" H x 6.9" W x 8" (0.20 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 132951
Reading Level: 6.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 December)

Gr 2–5—These fascinating cultures are outlined for young readers with care and precision. Although gorier features of each culture are largely avoided, a reasonably complete picture of each people's history and culture is presented. Loaded with access points such as captions, pull-outs, a time line, and a map, and with better-than-usual reproductions of well-chosen primary sources and art, the books sport a bright, peppy design. The authors are careful to use or at least make note of proper nomenclature—Maloy uses the phrase "ancient Maya" (rather than simply "Maya") throughout, an important distinction that is often overlooked. These books are rigorous in distinguishing fact from theory, and conscientious about presenting competing theories where they exist. These are the best books on their subjects for this age group.—Paula Willey, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD

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